Science Experiments Ideas
Curious air currents
If you stand behind a tree trunk or a round pillar on a windy day, you will notice that if offers no protection, and a lighted match will be extinguished. A small experiment at home will confirm this blow hard against a bottle which has a burning candle standing behind it, and the flame goes out at once. The air current divides on hitting the bottle, clings to the sides, and joins up again behind the bottle with its strength hardly reduced. It forms an eddy which hits the flame. You can put out a lighted candle placed behind two bottles in this way, if you have a good blow.