Whirlpool Column…

From a very young age children develop an awareness of patterns in everyday life such as visual and sound patterns. Children seek out exploring and identifying patterns through creative play opportunities which lead to a greater understanding of concepts such as mathematical and scientific.

Spiralling and whirlpool movements naturally occur in nature. The Whirlpool Column allows children to create their own vortex. Turning the crank on this sensory play station creates interrelated forces which create the whirlpool effect.

Whilst 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.

An illuminated version is also available upon request.