Reporter 464, 26 March 2001

The physics of flight

Why do boats float and how do birds fly?

Students from Eckington comprehensive school are pictured getting to grips with the theory of flight as part of the regional final of the Paperclip Physics Competition, which was held in the Department of Physics.

Groups of pupils, from seven schools across Yorkshire and the North East, attempted to demonstrate a fundamental area of physics using household items in just five minutes.

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