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Fly with jets of water in Mission Bay

 

Image: Jetpack America

For a number of years, a San Diego company in Mission Bay provided rides on a water-powered jetpack. How can a jet of water lift a person off the ground? Use this animated visual as reference. For a similar non-San Diego reference, show a photograph or video of a firefighter holding a high-pressure fire hose. 

Resources:

Popular Science: A Beginner's Guide to Flyboarding

NGSS Connections

MS-PS2-1, PS2.A: Forces and Motion

HS-PS2-1, PS2.A: Forces and Motion

Grade: 
6-8 MS
9-12 HS
Discipline: 
Physical Science