Identifying flight feathers

While we were searching for materials for our stick men we found a selection of feathers.

Freya was classifying the feathers using her knowledge from our ‘Birds’ topic and our ‘Birds of Prey’ topic.

She predicted that one of the feathers was a flight feather and wanted to test this theory by dropping it and watching how it fell through the air compared to a down feather.

First attempt slow motion

It was fascinating, the flight feather picked up the air currents as it fell and twirled and danced.

Second attempt slow-motion

The down feather softly fell to Earth without catching the air currents.

Down feather in slow-motion

A great child-initiated experiment which, through slow-mo video proved her hypothesis. Well done Freya.

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