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Mosquitoes and raindrops

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Science Middle School

Mosquitoes and Raindrops

Have you every wondered how mosquitoes survive a rainstorm? The mosquitoes receive a pelting as if, on a human scale we were being hit with huge boulders! This public radio story describes the different experiments the researchers tried and how they discovered the secret to mosquitoes’ survival. Turns out… it’s all physics! This is a great example of the physics concepts of momentum and impulse.

Life Science Physical Science

Story Length: 2:34

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AIR DATE: 06/05/2012

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