Air Resistance by Emily Rose Larrabee
Honorable - Natural Category
School: Monticello High School
Teacher: Jennifer Lewis
Air Resistance In physics, air resistance is the result of collisions of the object's leading surface with air molecules. The two most common factors that have a direct affect upon the amount of air resistance are the speed of the object and the size of the object. Increased speeds result in an increased amount of air resistance in the same way that increased sizes result in an increased amount of air resistance. In this picture, the dandelion puffs are being blown off of the stem, and as they are detached they encounter air resistance. The wind holds them back from falling fast. Because their shape/size is rather large compared to their weight, the amount of air resistance is greater.