Course Details

  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade

Course #0000560

Flight & Space takes students on a journey through the development of powered flight and space exploration.

The first quarter is spent learning about man’s attempts to learn to fly. Working together in groups, the students will construct a tetrahedral kite, build and test a hot air balloon, and build and test multiple airfoils. Students will learn how aircraft control surfaces and helicopters work. The history of aviation and the development from the Wright Flyer to the present will be introduced. In the second quarter, students will start learning about traveling and living in space. Spatial phenomena such as black holes, quasars, and wormholes will be investigated. Spatial constants including light speed and gravity will be introduced. Students will examine the different theories of the beginning and potential end of the universe.

  • Science
  • Semester Elective