Mastery of Bernoulli’s Principle earns Canajoharie students surf and turf lunch

Two Canajoharie High School seniors Tuesday, March 21, were treated to a lobster and steak lunch after winning an airfoil design contest in their Applied Physics class. Seniors Jade Acquila and Chris Shrell enjoyed the meal in the school cafeteria. The prize was provided by Applied Physics teacher Mr. Dwayne Heroth and prepared by school food service workers. During the contest, students designed and constructed airfoils, which were placed in front of a high-powered fan so their flight distance and rise could be measured. Through the project, students learned about Bernoulli’s Principle, which states as air speed increases, pressure decreases resulting in lift. Students also learned about airfoil design, angle of attack and how weight affects lift.