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Setting Benchmarks and Breaking World Records - STEM in 30 - Season 10 - Episode 5
"I've always wanted to be a Guinness world record holder. And believe it or not, before I made this there was not a category for world's largest Nerf gun, but there is now." - Mark Rober Records are meant to be broken. In 1924 it took four planes and 175 days to complete the first circumnavigation of the globe by air, but today one can fly around the world in about 45 hours in a single standard passenger aircraft. In 1954, Roger Bannister became the first person to officially run a mile in less than four minutes, today there have been more than 1,700 people who have achieved the same feat. In October 2012 Felix Baumgartner set the world record for skydiving, only to have Alan Eustace beat his record two years later. In this episode we’ll look at aerospace records and investigate how other world records are achieved. Subscribe and turn on notifications 🔔 so you don't miss any videos: For more information about how to use this resource in your classroom please visit our Teacher Tips page that includes standards, classroom activities, and additional resources. Teacher Tips: Setting Benchmarks and Breaking World Records: This episode includes: The Record Breaking Waikiki Beech: The Breitling Orbiter and the Around the World Flight: Air and Space Records: Skydiving from the Edge of Space: Howard Hughes and the World’s Fastest Land Plane: STEM in 30 is a free educational series for kids produced by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. We cover all the cool, fun, and weird ways that aviation and spaceflight touch our lives. Check out more episodes: Follow STEM in 30 on Facebook: Follow STEM in 30 on Twitter: This episode is made possible by the generous support of Boeing, Hexcel and Safran. #STEM #NGSS #Classroom #NASA #LessonPlans #STEMin30 #Smithsonian #AirandSpace #InternationalSpaceStation #Collaboration #NASA #Space Station #ISS #SocialStudies #WorldRecords #johncollins #paperairplane #papercraft #worldrecord #worldrecords #guinessrecords #guinessworldrecordholder
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