Flight & Aerodynamics Camp
Students take to the skies and explore the thrills of life at 30,000 feet with dynamic, hands-on flight-based activities. They pilot hot air balloons, parachutes, gliders, planes, helicopters and rockets, all while examining abstract physics concepts such as energy conservation, buoyancy and the four forces of flight.
Learners fly alongside the aviation experts of the world, taking quick detours to examine the history of flight as they follow the footsteps of the Wright Brother and da Vinci by creating extraordinary flying machines! In Flight & Aerodynamics Camp, take the yoke and fly into the STEM-setting sun in one of our most thrilling camp packages!
The Flight & Aerodynamics Camp includes all of the curriculum and materials needed for summer camps, after-school environments, and classroom enrichment time.
- Summer camps
- Elementary classrooms
- After-school programs
- Homeschool environments
Flight and Aerodynamics Camp comes with an Instructor Manual, 30 printed sets of student curriculum pages, and all the supplies needed for 12 days of activities:
- storage container (18 gal) - 1
- pencils #2 - 24
- paper clips - 200
- wooden skewers 12" - 31
- jumbo paper clips - 100
- wooden skewers 8" - 31
- paper plates - 10
- Alka Seltzer tablets - 16
- pennies - 100
- balloon helicopters - 8
- ping pong balls - 15
- balloons - 50
- plastic grocery bags - 24
- sheets corrugated cardboards - 8
- assorted rubber bands - 250
- sheets green construction paper - 50
- rubberband balsa planes - 8
- craft sticks - 100
- scissors - 16
- plastic cups (8 oz) - 25
- single hole punches - 4
- dry erase markers - 16
- plastic bottles - 8
- heavy-duty dry erase page pockets - 16
- rolls yellow duct tape - 2
- stopwatches - 8
- electric kettle - 1
- plastic bins - 16
- film canisters - 8
- straws - 125
- bottles glue - 8
- balls of string - 8
- hot glue gun and sticks - 1
- cloth tape measures - 8
- hair dryer - 1
- clear tape dispensers - 8
- index cards - 100
- rolls masking tape - 2
- modeling clay 16oz - 1
- tempera paint (bottles) - 10
- newsprint - 62 sheets
- tissue paper sheets - 50
- paintbrushes - 30
- white paper sheets - 500
- Student Pages & Instructor Manual
Each Activity Guide Includes:
- Opening & Closing Discussion Topics
- Step-By-Step Activity Instructions
- Topic Background & Vocabulary
- Materials List
- Introduction to Flight
- Kites Day
- How to Get Off the Ground - Hot Air Balloons Day
- Drag and Weight - Parachutes Day
- Drag and Lift - Gliders Day
- Aerodynamics - Paper Airplanes
- Paper Airplane Design Challenge
- Thrust and Energy Conservation - Propellers
- Thrust and Lift - Helicopters Day
- Pioneers of Aviation
- Thrust and Energy Conservation
- Rocket Design Challenge
Common Core State Standards for Language Arts
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.C Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
Next Generation Science Standards
Note: Due to production time, this item typically ships 2-3 weeks after receipt of the order.
- NGSS 3-5-ETS1-1: Define a simple design problem, reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
- NGSS 3-5-ETS1-3: Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.
- NGSS MS-ETS1-1: Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
- NGSS MS-ETS1-2: Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
- NGSS MS-PS1-4: Develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
- NGSS MS-PS1-6: Undertake a design project to construct, test, and modify a device that either releases or absorbs thermal energy through chemical processes.
- NGSS MS-PS2-2: Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
- NGSS MS-PS3-5: Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.