Bernoulli's Principle: Definition and Examples


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When a fluid's pressure decreases, what happens to the speed of the fluid?

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1. When streamlines are spread apart, what does this tell us about the fluid?

2. Why is the top of an airplane's wing curved?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need a firm grasp on how pressure affects the speed of a fluid. You'll be asked a series of multiple-choice questions related to Bernoulli's Principle, and you'll get your scores as soon as you finish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions about the following:

  • If and how speed changes when a fluid's pressure decreases
  • The characteristics of a fluid when streamlines are spread apart
  • The reason for the curve at the top of an airplane's wing
  • The effects of covering a garden hose's nozzle
  • The area of greatest pressure when two ships pass each other

Skills Practiced

You'll be able to develop the following skills while using this quiz/worksheet combo:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as streamlines and pressure
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Bernoulli's principle lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding water pressure and air pressure and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Get more information on this concept by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Bernoulli's Principle: Definition and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how Bernoulli made his discovery
  • Explore examples of the principle in action related to airplanes, semi-trucks and roofs
  • Define streamlines