Bridgewater Chocolate Grant: Take Flight!

  • School Year: 2017-2018
  • Applicants: Kathy Hardesty, Lead Teacher Ali Campagna (Norfeldt)
  • School: Smith
  • Subjects: Science

Student teams at Smith and Norfeldt Elementary Schools will design build and test balsa wood gliders and a high-flying tube rocket to maximize flight distance. They will learn about the principles of flight, glider design, and construction of hand-launched balsa wood gliders, and will learn the value of determination, careful planning and execution, teamwork and attention detail. Students will experience the entire engineering design process, from brainstorming to drafting, research and creating materials lists, constructing testing and evaluating.

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