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Felix vs Felix: A team activity lesson on falling

Overall rating 4 out of 54.8 (8 ratings)

Last updated 11 May 2014, created 05 January 2013, viewed 4,798

This resource is a two-part team-based lesson on the physics of falling and freefall, making use of some excellent youtube videos of Felix Baumgartner, a NY cat falling from a tall building (James May's Things you Need to Know) and a skydiver (with force arrows!) They research, make posters and More…present. Could be extended for KS4/5. Each pupil has their own differentiated role, fact pack and questions to answer. Good teamwork earns more facts! Includes specialist quizzes for "training", and homework sheet. Teams compete for the best presentation, Felix B or Felix the cat.

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  • for pupils

  • Powerpoint documentActivity
    felix2.pptx (212kb, Powerpoint document)
  • Word documentWorksheet
    FelixBaumgartnerResourcePack.docx (18kb, Word document)
  • Powerpoint documentActivity
    FelixvsFelix.pptx (224kb, Powerpoint document)
  • Powerpoint documentCards and flashcards
    FelixvsFelixConceptcartoons.pptx (181kb, Powerpoint document)
  • Powerpoint documentWorksheet
    worksheet.pptx (90kb, Powerpoint document)
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Excellent resource. Thanks

from Chesterhill, 11 May 2014
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Really good for higher ability groups

from CHarward13, 08 March 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Fabulous, I can't wait to try it tomorrow. Thank you!

from Kerray, 27 February 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Excellent resource thank you!

from dapender, 31 December 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Excellent resources. I used these today with a class and it went really well. Thank you for sharing.

from aegilopoides, 28 January 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5
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