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Author:Green Harbor Publications
Description: Accounts of people who "have survived a fall of thousands of feet without a working parachute." In particular, learn facts about "falling math" -- how to calculate terminal velocity -- and download the Free Fall Research Page Speed Conversion Table, which shows comparable values in miles per hour, kilometers per hour, feet per minute (or second), or meters per minute (or second). Questions answered include "How far can someone fall and still survive?" and "Could a trained cliff diver survive a fall if he/she maximized drag in a spread-eagle until right before impact assuming a perfect dive position?" and "What role does the surface tension of water play?" and "Are cats able to survive long falls?"

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Recreations, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Math Topics: Physics

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