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Forces of Flight Engineering Challenge

Explore the four forces of flight!

Additional Fee
Ages 5–11
45 minutes
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Help students discover the fun of scientific investigation. They’ll explore the forces of flight by designing an aircraft in this open-ended challenge. Don’t wing it: their flying machine has to hover in our vertical wind tunnel!

About Engineering Challenges

Our Engineering Challenges are an opportunity for students to investigate scientific phenomena while working collaboratively to imagine, plan, create, test, and improve on solutions to design challenges. Students will use their own creativity and real scientific tools to evaluate their creations.

Engineering Challenges can be added to your group visit for an additional fee. Click here for pricing.

Forces of Flight is suitable for grades K–7.

This Demonstration Is Also Available as a Digital Demo

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SOLs covered include:

  • Kindergarten: 1
  • 1st Grade: 1 and 2
  • 2nd Grade: 1
  • 3rd Grade: 1 and 2
  • 4th Grade: 1
  • 5th Grade: 1 and 3
  • 6th Grade: 1
SR-71 view from underneath.