Hot air experiment

Hot air experiment

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Credit: MARTYN F. CHILLMAID/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hot air experiment. Warm air rising from the light bulb causes the plastic bag to rise. This effect is similar to how the Sun heats the Earth's atmosphere, causing effects such as hot air thermals and winds.

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Keywords: aerodynamics, air, air flow, classroom, convection, current, demonstration, education, educational, experiment, flow, heat, heat source, laboratory, lesson, light, light bulb, motion, physical, physics, plastic bag, radiation, school, school science, spin, studio, thermal, thermal current, thermals, thermodynamics, wind, winds

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