Flight Adventures

RUNTIME
30 minutes

GRADE LEVEL
Grade 4

AGE RANGE
8+ years

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In this multimedia planetarium show about the science of aeronautics, you will discover the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly, and imagine where flight might take them. Learn about famous inventors and aviators of the past and the pioneers who first revealed the four forces of flight and how NASA is discovering new and safer ways to travel with the help of future engineers and aviators - like you!

Students will participate in science demonstrations that highlight the principles of flight (lift, thrust, weight and drag), Newton's Laws, gravity, the basic properties of air and the history of flight.

The planetarium also features a flight simulator where students can see and experience the four forces of flight.