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.


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Full Lesson Plan
Student Worksheets


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.

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.