Discover how real-world planes stay aloft through hands-on flight activities for kids using these foam gliders! Your students trace and cut out foam glider parts using plastic templates, then they let creativity soar by attaching paper, rubber bands, and wooden dowels anywhere on their glider to alter its behavior during flight.
Included experiential lessons cover thrust, gravity, lift, and drag, grounding abstract concepts with visual proof. Have students collaborate to hypothesize which variables will help their glider fly the farthest, then carry out experiments and apply critical thinking to results.
Included lesson direction is adaptable to grade ranges K-4 and 5-8. Set includes 1 TestFlight template, foam board, construction paper, rubber bands, craft sticks, and more. Additional foam board sold separately. Full contents list below. Recommended for Elementary and up.
- TestFlight Template, 1 Ea
- Foam Board Sheets, 25 Ea
- Tape Rolls, 4 Ea
- Safety Scissors, 8 Ea
- Construction Paper Sheets, 200 Ea
- Rubber Bands, 320 Ea
- Craft Sticks, 200 Ea
- Lesson Direction