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Balsa Glider Maker Project

SKU: W43152
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$210.00 (USD)
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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.

Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials? The Balsa Gliders Teacher’s Guide is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.


Type: Multi-Student Project Packs Grades: 6-12


What You'll Get

  • FlightPak
  • Storage bin
  • Bin prep sheet
  • Labels

Learning Values

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


  • Students Served: 30
  • Material: Balsa wood
  • Assembly Method: Gluing

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“This project allowed students to apply the high school geometry curriculum to real-world situations, and they absolutely rose to the occasion. They showed comprehension and appreciation for the information and skills that we had learned throughout the school year. I have no doubt that my classes gained great insights from this project.”

– Priscilla Narvaez Griggs, geometry teacher, Edison Preparatory High School, Tulsa, Oklahoma