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Physics of a Goose



There is many types of geese that fly around, that you might not even notice. The most common type of goose is the canadian, this is one that has a black neck, brown on the top side of the body and white on the underside of the body. The next kinda is the snow goose, which is mostly all white, and their wing tips are darker like blue or black in color. Lastly, there is a goose named the lesser. They are usally smaller than the other two just mentioned, but this type is usally blue in color.

When the birds are flying they can get up to 40 miles per hour. The speed can be affected by the wind that is occuring that day. Geese usally fly with the wind, in case they use their momentum from the wing beats to help carry them for a longer distance. This is so that they don't kill themselves by beating their wings the whole time when they are flying from a feild to water. Or migrating from way up in Canada to all the way down to somewhere warmer for the winter when it gets cold up north. But when they land it is the total opposite. They fly into the wind and use their wings to help them slow down enough and get low enough to make a safe landing. This shows that they know how to use speed and momentum to their advantage when flying and when landing they can do the opposite.

Im sure most people had knowing that they flew and could land because they could see that with their eyes. This is just showing that is more than that they fly and land, it shows how they do so.


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Wow! I didnt realize that birds can fly up to 40 miles an hour, Thats fast! Great post i would have never thought to connect birds with physics!

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