Take Off with Airplane Science!

Using  Take Off With Airplane Science!, even elementary school-aged kids are able to grasp fundamental physical concepts such as Bernoulli’s Principle and air pressure.


Who isn't fascinated  by airplanes? How can something so big and so heavy actually  fly? The secret lies with molecules in the air around us. Using  Take Off With Airplane Science!  from Be Naturally Curious  even elementary school-aged kids are able to grasp fundamental physical concepts such as Bernoulli's Principle and air pressure. Going on a plane trip? What better travel entertainment than experiments and activities that can be done in the airport and on the plane (nearly all materials are included)!

Mini-course is provided as a 29-page PDF including a  Science Tool Kit page to collect your badges.

Course Contents for  Take Off with Airplane Science!
  • Story: Want to be a pilot?  Travel along with Pilot Anna to learn about the forces that act on airplanes and how planes are designed to fly.
  • Activity 1: Playing with Air Pressure.  Test your new knowledge of Bernoulli's Principle to make household items  lift into the air!
  • Activity 2: Let's Fly!  Time to make your own airplane (complete with rudder and elevators). Use the Experimental Journal for your observations and to tweak your design!
  • Activity 3: Pressure Pop.  Experiment with changes in air pressure. Make a hypothesis and test your predictions!
  • Activity 4: Animal Flight Matching Game.  We have a lot to learn from birds! See if you can match wing shape to the type of flight.
  • Curiosity Connector.  Use these links to learn more about airplanes and flight controls.
  • Tools for Your Tool Kit.  See if you can answer all the questions about airflow and airplane design to earn Tools for your Science Tool Kit.
  • Glossary.  Learn key terms for understanding flight and airplane design.

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