Thursday, February 23, 2012

Lab 11.. Parachute Fitness!

Application and Assessments:
1. Leonardo Da Vinci was the one that came up with the first sketch of the parachute in 1495. There were many experimental parachutes before the twentieth century. Fauste Veranzio constructed a device similar to Da Vinci's drawing and jumped from a tower in Venice in 1617. Louis Sebastien Lenormand constructed his own parachute, and also invented the name “Parachute”. A french man named Andre- Jacques Garnerin, in 1797, he jumped for the first time using the parachute without a rigid frame. In 1912, was the first jump out of a plane with a parachute. The purpose of a parachute is to create a drag which reduces the speed of a person when in the air to where they can land safely.
2. To introduce the parachute to my class, I would start by getting the students thinking about a parachute actually does. I would then teach the students how to properly unfold and fold the parachute so that they can do it at the start and end of class. I would then teach the students how to handle the parachute by showing them how to hold it and then create ripples and waves. One they get that down, then we can move on to making the cloud. The students can move in and out of the parachute. The headless Horseman is a really good activity and it is very fun. I would then end it with fun activities such as air conditioning or the black hole. 
3. Yoga routines are great for all ages and can be incorporated in any lesson to control the energy levels of the class. It is a great exercise to relax the body and also helps working on breathing. It can also clear the students mind. 
4. Salute to the Sun- Yoga Routine: 

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