The Physics of Flight

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Three activities allow young flight engineers to understand the 4 principles of flight (weight, lift, thrust, and drag), to construct a glider, and to create a propeller. Multicultural history and literature are integrated by reading Laurence Yep's Newbery-winning novel Dragonwings. Exhaustive information about the science of flight, Chinese immigration at the turn of the 20th century, and the Wright Brothers requires time to digest. A nicely integrated set of activities.

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