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Tumblewing Walk along Glider Activity - physics project

Tumblewing Walk along Glider Activity - physics project
Tumblewing Walk along Glider Activity - physics project
Tumblewing Walk along Glider Activity - physics project
Tumblewing Walk along Glider Activity - physics project
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I did not create the tumble wing or walk along glider which is why there is no charge for this activity. I created a powerpoint presentation to help students construct it and understand how it works. There are links to the original site and pattern and to video clips that explain how it works. I have assembled images to aid my students in building the device.

This tumblewing or walk along glider is a fun activity. Students make a tumblewing out of a piece of phone book paper and learn how to control its motion by allowing it to surf on a wave of air they create by walking with a piece of cardboard or a white board.

You could make this more scientific by having students measure time in the air and the horizontal distance the device travels without a cardboard push, drop them off the railing for a two story building and look at rotational speed, time and distance for larger and smaller versions as well.

Keywords: aerodynamics, force, lift, drag, air resistance, rotation, velocity.
Total Pages
13 pages
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N/A
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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