MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Re: How does air move things?

Area: Earth Sciences
Posted By: Samuel Conway, Senior Staff Chemist, Avid Therapeutics,Philadelphia, PA
Date: Fri Sep 12 14:51:59 1997
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 872395118.Es
Remember that air is made up of tiny molecules of nitrogen and oxygen.
When these molecules bump into things, they tend to push them around.  It's
much like throwing a handful of rocks at a tree.  The rocks will crash 
into the leaves and move them.  The air molecules are acting like lots of
very, very, very, very tiny rocks.

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