Flight and Aerodynamics Summer Camp Kit for Grades 4-6

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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 take to the skies and explore the thrills of life at 30,000 feet with dynamic, hands-on flightbased activities. They pilot hot air balloons, parachutes, gliders, planes, helicopters and rockets while examining abstract physics concepts such as energy conservation, buoyancy and the four forces of flight. Learners fly alongside aviation experts, examine the history of flight and follow the footsteps of the Wright Brothers, creating their own extraordinary flying machines!

Lesson Outline

  1. Introduction to Flight
  2. Kites Day
  3. How to Get Off the Ground - Hot Air Balloons Day
  4. Drag and Weight - Parachutes Day
  5. Drag and Lift - Gliders Day
  6. Aerodynamics - Paper Airplanes
  7. Paper Airplane Design Challenge
  8. Thrust and Energy Conservation - Propellers
  9. Thrust and Lift - Helicopters Day
  10. Pioneers of Aviation
  11. Thrust and Energy Conservation
  12. Rocket Design Challenge


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“The students were engaged and enjoyed the experiments. The story keeps the activities meaningful and provided an interested way to connect Florida Standards. The teacher’s manual was easy to follow and materials in the kits made it very convenient for set up. Overall, this is a great thing to do in afterschool and during the summer!”

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