Science of Extreme Sports

We get told that science is all around us… but what about halfway up a huge cliff, or free falling from 10,000 feet? Jumping from building to building or cycling through an alpine pass? Science is in even the most extreme of sports. In fact, it is even more important in these high adrenaline, action packed adventures.

See how risky rock climbing really is and what it’s like to fall at terminal velocity through the earth’s thin atmosphere. Join us on a tour of these adventure sports and the science behind them. Maybe you too will become an Extreme Scientist!

Running Time: 50 minutes

Setup Time: 90 minutes

Suitability: Upper KS2, 3 & 4 and General Public

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