Starting cost per student: $5
Max. Capacity: 25
Transportation Needed? No
Who Arranges Transportation?
Is Financial Assistance Offered? No
Wire walkers depend on the human body to make important changes in balance through the nerves in the feet, vision and the inner ear. To help insure stability, wire walkers carry a 30-75 pound pole. Through scientific inquiry, students will explore the function of the nervous system and sensory organs as well as the center of mass through the art of high wire walking.
- Demonstrate how force is proportional to mass and acceleration.
- Investigate where the center of balance is on each student.
- Answer why does a wire walker carry a 40 pound pole on the tight wire?
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