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Balsa Gliders – Getting Started Package (for 30 Students)

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Type: Education Units/Activities, Multi-Student Project Packs Ages: 12+

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.

Requires a hobby knife and ruler, sold separately.

Product ID: W35622
Availability: In Stock
$125.00 (USD)
Item Option Qty Price
1 $120.00 (USD)
Dr. Zoon Balsa Glider Video (DVD)
1 $24.95 (USD)
  • Students Served: 30

Pitsco’s Balsa Gliders activity is the starting point for many aerospace units. Students learn about the four forces of flight and then design and build a balsa wood glider to fly the farthest possible distance using balsa wood, glue, and modeling clay to obtain optimum balance and flight distance. Once assembled, they apply a flap to the wings and predict the results.


  • California Proposition 65 Warning:

    WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm.


  • Force and motion
  • Center of gravity/pressure
  • Aerodynamics
  • Problem solving
  • Construction techniques
  • Materials science
  • Technological design
  • Scale and structure
  • Modeling
  • Ratios
  • Surface area
  • Measurements

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