Math in Flight Project
In collaboration with the US Navy's Parachute team, the Leap Frogs, the students were immersed in the math needed to jump out of planes.
With the guidance from James Woods, Safety Officer of the Navy Parachute Team, students went through the calculations needed to jump out of an airplane and land with pinpoint accuracy.
Students chose various sites around the world and used the Military Free-Fall School calculations sheet to locate where the Leap Frogs should jump from. There were a few students who wanted to go a step further and jump with the Navy Parachute Team, but the field trip form for that would have been longer than the 12,000 foot fall itself.