Into the Waves
The Bermuda Triangle is a triangular region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean that connects Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda. But it isn’t just a body of water; it’s a place of legendary mystery. Why? More than 50 ships and 20 airplanes are said to have strangely disappeared there, including all of their passengers and cargo.
Get your scuba gear ready because we’re about to go underwater to solve the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, plus another famous disappearing act while we’re at it. (Just kidding. No scuba gear required.)
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What did you learn about the Bermuda Triangle today? What do you think really happened there?
Of the many records Amelia Earhart broke in her lifetime, which one do you think was most significant to her legacy? Why?
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Let's start with the mysteries and the facts, then go underwater.
Dive in to the Bermuda Triangle
Lost ships. Malfunctioning compasses. And even... aliens? Let's start by learning more about this mysterious place with Colossal Mysteries.
Explaining the Bermuda Triangle
Learn all about scientists’ theory that could explain the weird disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle. Are they right? You be the judge.
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The Disappearing Pilot
Amelia Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932. But nearly 90 years later, her disappearance has still not been fully solved. Did her plane crash? Or maybe it sank? So much is a mystery still, but learn more about her life and what may—may not—have happened to her.
A paper boat won't sink, will it?
Build a Boat
Make a paper boat and test it out in the bathtub or sink. Does it float? If you have a sibling at home, try racing your boats.
Hone your swimming skills...no pool required!
Work That Core
Did you know that people have actually been known to swim in the Bermuda Triangle? (That's no backyard pool.) Having good core strength is the key to great swimming, and the University of Nebraska has one of the best swim teams in the country. Try this swimmer’s conditioning exercises. Eighteen minutes of this every day will get you in swimming shape (and tire you out!) in no time.
Be safe! Make sure you have plenty of space to move, and don't try any exercises you may not be able to do safely.