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Hang Gliding / Surfing

Price: $29.95
Order Number: 711.0017
Format : DVD

This product includes a DVD, CD-ROM (contains additional student activities) and online access to a Teacher’s Guide. The CD-ROM includes a Spanish language soundtrack.

Hang Gliding- What keeps a hang glider in the air? Peggy Knapp discovers that hang gliders need both lift and drag to stay aloft. She then applies her knowledge of aerodynamics to soar with the birds. Students learn how a hang glider works, how a pilot uses updrafts for lift, and the importance of the wingspan.

Concepts: Forces and motion, gravity, air pressure and resistance, aerodynamics.

Surfing- How does a surfer stay on top of a wave? Host David Heil and oceanographer Rick Grigg explore how waves form and move through the ocean. David tackles some waves in Hawaii and discovers that surfing is a real science. Students learn how gravity helps surfers control their boards, how surfers get on top of the waves, and how waves form and move across water.

Concepts: Forces and motion, wave action, oceanography, fluid flow, center of gravity.

Rights granted with the purchase of DVD include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Click here for Teacher’s Guide

Ideal for Grades: 6 - 9
Duration: 30 minutes
Producer: Twin Cities Public Television
Series Order #711

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