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You'll believe that the Upper Fourth can fly...

On 24 February we ran our annual Year 9 physics trip to the indoor skydiving wind tunnel at "Airkix" in Basingstoke. We're just coming up to the Forces topic in lessons, and this links in nicely with our work on air resistance and terminal velocity. Anthony, our instructor, discussed how to use forces in the wind tunnel and how the system works, then led us through the hand signals we'd need (it's way too noisy in there to talk) and how to fly in a relaxed, controlled manner. Apparently, it's all about being a lazy starfish.

Then it was into the tunnel to try it for real. 

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Gravity? We can take it or leave it.

 

Andy Darvill
Teacher of Physics

 

Lazy starfish

Independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3 - 18 in Somerset