January 26

Silent Flight

“Owls are known as silent predators of the night, capable of flying just inches from their prey without being detected. The quietness of their flight is owed to their specialized feathers.” Click here to read more and to watch a video about silent flight.

Click here to learn more about silent flight. My third grade biologists found this very interesting.

Then I presented a simple demonstration. When I swung the nylon rope, the children could hear a whooshing sound, but when I swung the frayed rope, there was no sound. Why?

The definition of biomimicry is the act of using creation as a model for human inventions. Who would want to develop silent flight?

Posted January 26, 2019 by pbright2 in category Engineering, Science

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