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Take to the skies and explore the thrills of life at 30,000 feet with dynamic, hands-on, flight-based activities. Students pilot hot air balloons, parachutes, gliders, planes, helicopters and rockets, all while examining abstract physics concepts such as energy conservation, buoyancy and the four forces of flight.
Get ready to investigate the history of flight by following in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers, Da Vinci and the aviation experts of the world on a journey to create extraordinary flying machines. In Flight & Aerodynamics, take the yoke and fly into the STEM-setting sun in one of our most thrilling packages!
Flight and Aerodynamics is packed with 12 engaging, one-hour lessons centered around the thrills of aviation. As individual sessions or a sky-high intensive, this program combines the engineering design process, creative thinking, the arts and a collaborative environment as it challenges learners to explore the wonders of flight. Whether students are designing experiments to investigate history’s most iconic flying machines or observing abstract physics concepts like energy conservation and buoyancy, this multi-subject approach to flight investigation provides endless opportunities for students to develop and nurture the foundations of scientific inquiry and their critical thinking skills.
Students: Up to 30
Contact Hours: 12+
Physical Science, Engineering Design, Social Studies/History Connections
Refill Kit Available.This product offers affordable consumable refill kits. See the materials tab for details.
Curriculum Digital Download includes: Instructor Guide only, which includes master copies of all student pages.
Looking to use your Flight & Aerodynamics kit with the next group of combat aces? This refill kit will have them airborne in no time flat!
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John Allan holds a master’s degree in astronomy from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy from Macalester College. He has pursued research in radio astronomy at ASTRON, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy, as well as at the University of Virginia and Macalester College. John has taught science and math to students from middle school through college level as a tutor and teaching assistant. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where he loves to read science fiction and imagine the future of space travel.
Sarah Goff teaches elementary and middle school music in Portland, Oregon. She holds a master’s degree in teaching music from Oregon State University and a bachelor’s in music from Grinnell College. Her research with Jason Silveira in teacher attitudes toward transgender individuals and supportive school practices was published in the Journal of Research in Music Education in Summer 2016. She enjoys biking to work, where she experiences the effects of drag and streamlining firsthand!
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