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Tumble Wing Walkalong Glider


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Tumble Wing Walkalong Glider

In this physics activity (page 2 of the PDF), learners will construct their own walkalong glider. They will explore how air, though invisible, surrounds and affects other objects. Learners will discover that air is made up of molecules that exert pressure on objects. Though this activity was created as a pre-visit for a traveling science show, it makes a great stand-alone activity as well.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • Phone book paper (or any light weight paper)
  • 3-4 Pieces of large cardboard or plexiglass material. Approximately 4-6’ in surface area.
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Pencils

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Aerospace Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
    • States of Matter
      • Gases
    • Structure and Properties of Matter

Informal Categories


  • Model Building
  • Physical Activity
  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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  • Free access

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Source Collection:

  • COSI on Wheels Teacher Packs

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, COSI Columbus, ©2009

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