Kites, planes and boomerangs!
Things That Fly
Aerodynamics is the way air moves around things. The rules of aerodynamics explain how an airplane is able to fly. Anything that moves through air reacts to aerodynamics. A rocket blasting off the launch pad and a kite in the sky react to aerodynamics. Aerodynamics even acts on cars, since air flows around cars.
With a little invention and a lot of imagination, children can zoom like airplanes, fly like a kite and drift like a sky diver. Through hands on activities, children will:
• Explore how air moves items
• Research paper airplane designs
• Try their hand with a boomerang
• Make a paper kite that flies