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Take Flight!

Lesson Focus 
Lesson focuses on flight and how the design of a glider will improve aerodynamic function. Teams of students explore the forces that impact flight and design, build, and test their own gliders out of simple materials.

Age Levels:

8 - 12
Objectives 
Students will: 
  • Learn about the forces that impact flight.
  • Learn about engineering design, testing, and troubleshooting.
  • Learn how engineering can help solve society's challenges.
  • Learn about teamwork and problem solving.
Introduction 
As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of:
  • flight
  • engineering design
  • materials selection
  • teamwork
Lesson Activities 

Teams of students explore the forces that impact flight and design, build, and test their own gliders out of simple materials.

Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.


Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks
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