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Four-ces of Flight - Youth Program Guide

Four-ces of Flight - Youth Program Guide

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Grades 3-6 | 1 (7 hour) Day

What makes a rocket fly? Pixie dust? A cool paint job? Popeye’s spinach? This lesson will allow students to explore the four forces that are necessary for a rocket, or any flying object, to take flight. Young aviators will experience each of the forces of flight through a series of interactive activities and see how they all come together to make flight possible for humans and animals!



Rocket Launch Supplies:

Other Materials:

  • Flying Organism Pictures
  • Rocket Safety Slide Presentation
  • Forces of Flight Slide Presentation
  • Balloons
  • Frisbees
  • Running parachute or large, heavy duty trash bag
  • Cones
  • Measuring Tape
  • Paper
  • Pens/Pencils/Markers
  • Camera (optional)

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