The iFLY STEM Program for Middle School aims to instill the following in students:
Watch physics in action! Students will witness flight instructors interacting with objects in the wind tunnel and will discuss what forces are at work. Next, students will predict how fast each object will fly in the wind tunnel, test their predictions, and discuss the results.
In a classroom experiment, students use scales and measuring tape to measure the mass and surface areas of balls. Next, they’ll calculate the theoretical velocity of each ball and examine the differences between the actual velocities they observed in the wind tunnel.