STEM Lab: Flight Lab

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Things to Explore
  • Up & Down: What causes the parachute or scarf to ascend? Why does it descend instead of continuing up?
  • Speed Test: Which is faster, the parachute or scarf? Why does one move slower?
  • Safe Landing: Try catching the parachutes and scarves before they reach the ground.

Up, up, and away! Explore the principles of flight, drag, lift, and air pressure as you pick scarves and parachutes from the bowls, hold them above the fan as they billow with air, launch them up through the Flight Lab tube, and watch them float back down to earth.

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