This floating ball game and classic toy by Schylling is a wonderful example of Bernoulli’s Principle, the same principle that allows heavier-than-air objects, like airplanes, to fly. As air is forced through the wooden pipe and around the ball, it must move faster in order to “catch up” on the other side. The result is a decrease in air pressure around the ball than in turn keeps the ball in place!
“Old school toys are still the best. Forget video games. I gave this to one grandchild and all the others wanted to play too. Luckily, I’d bought five!” – Carrie, Zeeland, Michigan