Tsunami

When you switch the model on and off a part of the tank’s bottom moves up, causing the water above it to move as well and travel towards the shore. This model simulates the formation of a tsunami. A tsunami is a wave or series of waves in the ocean that can be hundreds of miles long and have been known to reach heights of up to 34ft (1 0.5 m).

 

 Aeolian Landscape

The styropore blows in a different direction, the styro bits aits get blown and pile up. When the fan re blown in that direction, pile up and eventually cascade. Geologists use the term Aeolian” to refer to land formations that are caused by wind. Two common examples are sand dunes and snow. The exhibit simulates the formation of dune observable in Aeolian landscape. The styropore bits represent sand on land, while the fan represents wind.

 

 

 

 

 Biogas

The exhibit simulates a biogas generator. The left digester tank contains biodegradable waste (e.g. rice straw, animal, manure), water and starter microorganisms called methanogens. The wastes are broken down into simple products by the microorganisms. One of the products is methane. This is the gas bubbles in the water and collects in the inverted drum.

 

 

 

Cyclone

The exhibit simulates the formation of a cyclone. The mist represents warm air. The air being blown from holes in the pipes causes the mist to rotate.