|Convection on a Small Scale
This image shows the pattern of convection cells in the NOAA
exhibit. The fluid is silicone oil with a density similar to
water. Pearl essence, a shimmery powder, is mixed in to the oil
so you can see the movement of the fluid and the patterns
formed by convection. To get an up-close view of this exhibit
and many others, come visit the David Skaggs Research Center in
|Click the links below to...
the inspiration for this exhibit: beautiful laboratory results of convection
...discover how to make your own convection in the classroom.