Science Demonstrations

These 25-minute programs combine staff-led demonstrations and hands-on activities to illustrate how things fly on Earth and in space. Reservations are recommended.

Forces of Flight
Grades: 4-12
How do lift, weight, drag, and thrust affect everything flying in Earth's atmosphere and space? Learn what a force is, test your strength against air pressure, explore Bernoulli's principle, and investigate different forms of propulsion. Discover how things fly while experimenting with the four forces of flight.
(Limit 50 participants)

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Paper Airplane Contest
Grades: 4-8 
How do you control an airplane? Explore the concept of stability while making and test flying a simple paper airplane. Use weight to balance your paper airplane and compete against other visitors for the coveted title of “Top Gun” and a special prize. No experience necessary! All materials provided. 
(Limit 30 participants)

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