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Whirlpool Column

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Order number: 10.17000

Richter Spielgeräte


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Screw-like and spiralling movements naturally occur in nature. It takes practice to recognize these complex current forms, for example in a whirlpool. To perceive this means to intuitively recognize the pre-historic conditions under which mankind developed. Those who turn the hand-crank at this play station experience two interrelated forces and can experience the principle behind a vortex. With increasing acceleration the impeller creates a whirlpool which can be very clearly seen in the water filled cylinder. While a vortex funnel forms downwards, the water flowing in the opposite direction creates a counter vortex in the cylinder. The turning motion from top to bottom causes a sucking effect which draws the water upwards. The water mass which forms a vortex funnel rotates in a spiralling shape in two directions creating its own counter movement.

Recommended For

  • kindergarten children
  • schoolchildren
  • young people
  • adults
  • waterplay areas without supervision
  • swimming pools without supervision, such as outdoor pools, adventure pools or similar

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