Powered Glider Think Kit

Help bring engineering to life and gain CREST Discovery Awards for your students.

Design and build up to five Powered Gliders per kit.

Teams of students are each challenged to design and build an electrically powered glider that travels the furthest over two flights made within 10 minutes of each other. The Powered Glider Think Kit contains all the project materials required, including lesson plans, weekly presentations, student worksheets and a teacher guidance video, though some additional tools will be required to complete the powered gliders.

The project lasts for up to nine weeks and there are enough materials to build five powered gliders for a STEM club of 20 students, split into five teams of four.

The project consists of four main elements:
–  Designing the glider
–  Building the glider
–  Trimming, testing and flying the glider
–  The competition

Subjects covered include: Shapes and sizes, measurements, design calculations, aero-dynamics, weight distribution and trimming for flight.

The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s flagship programme for young people. CREST is a scheme that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.

The Smallpeice Trust Powered Glider Think Kit can be put towards achieving a CREST Discovery Award. Find out more about how you could use these activities to gain a CREST Award at www.crestawards.org

Cost per kit