Lift and Drag: Principles of Flight and the Soaring Imagination

Students construct models of early gas balloons and gliders. In this balloon and glider lesson, students create models of early gas balloons and gliders, discover how the forces of lift and drag effect aircraft in flight, and put on their own air show to test their models in flight. This lesson plan provides background information on balloons and gliders. A book making summary activity is included.

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