Episode 101: Diving at Super-Speed! Peregrine Falcons

Welcome to season 5 of Spectacular Science! Peregrine falcons are very special birds. These birds dive for their prey at up to 250 miles per hour! But, how do these amazing birds dive from the air so fast? What’s the science behind the super fast flying skills? In this episode, Akshay explores the science behind how peregrine falcons dive so fast and how they are the fastest flying animal in the world!

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Here is an article! It is called “Diving Peregrine Falcon”. (https://spectacularsci.com/diving-peregrine-falcons/)

Here is a fun activity! It is called “Peregrine Falcon Suit Drawing!”. (https://spectacularsci.com/peregrine-falcon-suit/)