Kodo's Wind Tunnel | Kid's Flight Exploration | Kodo Kids

Wind + Flight

Wind is all around us, but it is difficult to isolate and experiment with. Kodo’s Wind Tunnel and Flight Lab provide dedicated spaces for interacting with a column of moving air. During play, children learn about the force of air and ways to harness the power of this invisible element. Through trial and error testing and experimentation, children uncover information about current, air drag, mass, flow, surface area, shape, and force.
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Wind Tunnel

Engineered to captivate attention, the Wind tunnel features a clear pivoting wind tube with easy access for children’s hands as they launch materials into the wind. Perfect for preschool and school-age science programs, classrooms, and STEM labs.

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Flight Lab

This engaging piece is designed for libraries, small museums, and common spaces in schools. The Flight Lab features a large clear stationary wind tube and storage bowls to hold parts for testing.

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These creative materials will inspire children to test their theories and construct their own flying contraptions for Kodo’s Wind Tunnel and Flight Lab.


Wind + Flight

Kodo’s Wind Tunnel and Flight Lab were specifically designed for children to experiment with and learn about the movement of air. These unique pieces are the centerpieces for discovery in many types of programs, largely due to their unparalleled appeal to children of many ages!

“The flight lab is STILL a huge hit. In fact, we are having a Harry Potter Halloween celebration next week and have constructed a mini Quidditch field in the wind tunnel for tiny snitches to navigate. It has inspired so much creative thinking to see how many different ways we can use it!”

Kristy Raffensberger

Librarian, Hudson Park Branch

Wind Tunnel FAQ

Is the fan included?
No, the fan is not included. We recommend purchasing Vornado 530 Compact Fan from Amazon. We can’t beat Amazon’s price, so we’re passing the best deal along to you!
What is the netting for?
We’ve included a generous length of netting for you to fasten in around your fan, ensuring that small materials remain out of the fan’s mechanical parts, while air flows freely.
Why does the wind tube section pivot?
We designed the pivoting wind tube so children could experience the difference that happens when the air pushes the object from below as opposed to from the side. The pivoting tube also allows you to place a long plank or series of ramps inside the tube on which objects can move. One example is to fashion cars with sails using small connecting bricks and paper. Invite children to test how they travel along the horizontal wind tube and to notice how the size of the sail can affect how they catch the wind which, in turn, affects their distance and speed.
Can children pivot the tube themselves?
Although some preschools and school-age children will be able to pivot the tube, we recommend that this action is performed by adults only.
How does play with the Wind Tunnel or Flight Lab support my curriculum?
Many curricula include Earth and Physical Science topics such as the Weather, The Elements, Force and Motion, and Flow. Use the Wind Tunnel to support children’s early thinking about flight, air currents, force, surface area, and design.