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Ailerons, elevators, empennage, rudder – all are terms pertaining to aircraft, but could you or your students explain their functions? Students will gain insight into aircraft flight as they design and test their own airfoils. The construction of their own control-line flying model airplanes will further enhance their understanding of airplane structures. This pack is truly hands on, and each student will have a real flying model airplane upon completion of the activity.
Top-grade balsa wood, adhesives, and all other materials needed for the wing design and flying model airplane activities are included. To pilot the student through the processes (pun intended), a copy of Steve Bachmeyer’s book, Aircraft Structures, is included. Includes enough materials for 25 students. Requires hobby knife, sold separately.
Learn about the principles of flight and have students put their knowledge to the test. With the Balsa Glider Maker Project, students can learn about flight and create their own balsa glider design to flight test. The project includes a FlightPak Power Pack and the Dr. Zoon Balsa Glider Video. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
This Getting Started package has enough materials for a classroom of 30 students, including our Metric Glider book; the Dr. Zoon Balsa Glider Video; and a FlightPak complete with materials for designing, prototyping, building, and testing gliders.
Pitsco’s FlightPak, in conjunction with The Metric Glider book (one included), guides students through principles of flight, glider design, and construction of hand-launched balsa wood gliders that they can fly. They can even compete against each other to see which glider can stay aloft the longest. All materials necessary for students’ designing, prototyping, building, and testing are provided. Includes enough materials for 30 students. Requires a hobby knife and ruler, sold separately.
Excitement reaches new heights in your classroom when students design and craft their own gliders that can really fly. Included are a wing tester, a wing cutter, the Dr. Zoon Foam Wing Glider Video, and enough materials for 25 student gliders.
It’s time to build a kite and let it soar sky high with the KaZoon Kite Maker Project. Students can build a kite and discover the principles of flying while having fun outside. The project includes a KaZoon Kites class pack and a Dr. Zoon KaZoon Kite Video. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization.
“Project on a string” usually indicates an inexpensive activity, and this is no exception. This Getting Started package includes materials needed for 30 tetrahedron kites and the Dr. Zoon KaZoon Kite Video.
Introduce aviation with rubber band-powered paper planes, and watch class interest soar! This Getting Started package includes materials for 35 students to build and fly their own Delta Dart. It also comes with the Dr. Zoon Delta Dart Video.
Your students will be amazed at how high and how far these airplanes can go! This Getting Started package includes enough materials for 30 students to build their very own Raven rubber band-powered model airplane; it also comes with a teacher demonstration plane, a rubber band motor winder, and the Dr. Zoon Raven Video.
Hot-air balloons are mesmerizing to watch as they float up into the sky. With the Zoon Balloon Maker Project, students can create their own hot-air balloons and learn about buoyancy, temperature, density, and more. The project includes glue sticks, hot-air balloon templates, assorted color tissue paper, paper clips, a Hot-Air Balloon video, an Indoor Balloon Tester, and an Inflation Station. For convenience, the project also comes with labels, a bin, and a bin prep sheet for storage and organization. Propane is required for outdoor launches and is sold separately.
Give your students a lift with hot-air balloons! This Getting Started package has everything needed to get your class started in hot-air balloons, including materials for 30 students to each build their own hot-air balloon, launching equipment, and the Hot-Air Balloon video.
A colorful and carefully researched journey through the history and science of lighter-than-air flight.
Students learn about Archimedes’s principle, the density and lift of gases, atmospheric pressure, gravity, why air is called a fluid, how airships and balloons fly, and more. Includes science activities, classroom discussion questions, and instructions for building six-foot and nine-foot tissue paper hot-air balloons.