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Young child flying in the tunnel with his instructor helping alongside him

Flight objectives.

The iFLY STEM Program for Elementary School aims to instill the following in students:

  • Increase awareness of exciting STEM careers.
  • Learn how STEM is used in the real-world.
  • Understand the differences between solids and fluids.
  • Analyze the effects of different forces on an object.
  • Plan investigations and defining variables in an experiment.
  • Measure and record data, and interpret results.
  • Understand variability, uncertainty, and error in experimental results.
Male wearing iFLY skydiving gear holding a jug of water with droplets flying in the air around him

See the power of the wind.

Watch physics in action! Students will witness flight instructors interacting with objects in the wind tunnel. They will then discuss how the size, shape, and weight of an object affects its speed in the tunnel.

Indoor skydiving instructor helping a child fly in tunnel with an audience around watching

Think with parachutes.

In this classroom experiment, students plan and carry out an investigation about parachute flight performance. Using stopwatches, measuring tapes, and a scale, students will record data and share conclusions with the class.

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