Students are 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, presentations, student worksheets and a teacher guidance video, though some additional tools will be required to complete the glider.
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.
Cost per kit