Forces of Flight

Explore the four forces of flight!

Bookable Group Challenge Lab

Additional Fee
Ages 11-18 Ages 5-11
45 minutes
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Discover the fun of scientific investigation! Explore the four forces of flight by designing a paper airplane. Don't wing it: see if your gliding machine can hover in our vertical wind tunnel.

About Engineering Challenge Labs

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

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Forces of Flight is suitable for grades K – 7.

SOLs covered include:

  • 1st Grade: 1 and 2
  • 3rd Grade: 1 and2
  • 5th Grade: 1 and 3
  • Physical Science: 1
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