Baumgartner's Super Sonic Dive

Felix Baumgartner jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in 2012, setting five world records in the process. The video answers the most commonly asked questions about this amazing feat that may not be quite what people advertised it to be. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research Baumgartner's other achievements
  • Of the five records he set with his jump, find out how many he still holds
Classroom Considerations

  • Remember the comments are open to the public and may not be appropriate in your classroom
Pros

  • Explains why the speed of sound is slower at higher altitudes
  • Attaches scientific concepts to daredevil and popular culture
Cons

  • None