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Flap Like a Bird and Learn About Wing Speed

Flap like a bird and see how your wing speed compares to two real birds.

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Participant Age: 7 to 12, Under 7
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Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
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Physical Challenge:
  • Paper
  • Pencil
Draw Chart

Draw the following chart on a piece of paper.


Flap Arms

Flap your arms as fast as possible while you count for 2 seconds. Record the result in the chart.

Discuss Your Results

Help your child to compare his or her "wing speed" with the speeds of two real birds by asking:

  • Look at the numbers in the chart. Who can flap the most times while I count to 2?
  • Who is the fastest flapper on the chart?
  • Who flaps the least amount of times?
  • Who is the slowest flapper?

Tell your child that hummingbirds flap their wings so fast that it's hard to see their wings.


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