Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lab 11: Parachute

1.) Find information on the history of the parachute and how a parachute works.
  • Da Vinci sketched the first parachutes in 1495. Fauste Veranzio made a device similar to Da Vinci and used it when he jumped from the tower of Venice in 1617. Andrew Garnerin jumped for the first time using a parachute without a rigid frame in 1797. The first jump from a airplane using a parachute happened in 1912. The military didn’t support it in belief that a human would black out within a few seconds of the jump. A parachute works as it creates a drag to slow the person down. A drag is a push on something from the air or water. The parachute is light in weight and covers a large area. This means that the parachute catches more air, creating more of a drag.

2.) Create a parachute routine composed of various parachute activities learned in class.
  • I would start by creating ripples and waves using the parachute. The children will get use to handling the parachute. Next we will move on to making a cloud. This allows students to realize how the parachute catches the air. We will then do the headless horseman. The students will have fun sitting on the inside of the parachute, and we can do other subjects under the parachute. We will next put items on the parachute. We can ask students what kind of soup they want to make, and play keep the ball out of the center of the parachute. We will then do the moonwalk, and have the students try to roll, and walk on the parachute while others try to create waves with the parachute. I will end the routine playing games such as the color game, or playing sharks. This allows students to end the routine with some fun activities.

3.) Practice a yoga routine for a week, and keep a journal of how you feel.
  • I have done many yoga routines in the past, and today in class. Doing yoga routines are a very relaxing activity, and can help to work on your breathing. Yoga can clear your brain from your troubles in life. Yoga can even make your more toned, and can help to give you energy.

4.) Use pictures to diagram each pose in the salute to the sun yoga routine.

Images can be found here

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