The science of skimming stones

Skimming stones isn’t easy. It can take countless tries to get it right. Explore the physics behind the perfect throw – from picking the right stone to choosing the ideal angle.

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Activities

  1. If you were to attempt a world record, what would it be? Discuss with your partner.
  2. Using the tips in the video, spend some time outside looking for the perfect skimming stone. If you get a chance, have a go at skimming it!