Students participate in a model glider competition as part of a festival featuring the glider pilots of WWII. In preparation for the competition, students learn about gliders during WWII, components of gliders, and fundamental principles of flight. Through research and testing of a standard glider model, students develop the skills to design and build their own glider using the engineering design process as a guide. This kit contains enough materials for 10 groups. Access to curricula materials can be found at http://www.nicerc.org.
Materials in this kit include: modeling clay, bend hooks, dowel rods, yard sticks, rubber bands, craft sticks, straws, duct tape, and foam boards.
A scientific think tank is running simulations of adaptations resulting from near-Earth asteroid disturbances. Explore concepts of biological classification, taxonomic ranks of animals, animal adaptations, evolution, and hierarchy on the food chain.