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Origami Flying Disc

By Cy Tymony Illustrations by Tim Lillis

You will need

One 8½"×11" piece of paper

Scissors

Transparent tape

Understand Bernoulli’s principle of flowing fluids and gases with a paper flyer.

1. Demonstrate Bernoulli’s principle.

Cut a paper strip ½"×4". Hold the paper strip just below your lips, and blow above the strip (Figure 1). The paper will rise!

This occurs because of Bernoulli’s principle—fast-moving air has lower pressure than non-moving air. The still air below the strip has higher pressure than the moving ...

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