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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.

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Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

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Alignment to Curriculum Frameworks

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