From the beginning of time, humans have been fascinated by flight. From watching a bird soar on the thermals to hearing about the Wright Brothers first lift off, we have always asked, how can we fly? Learn the answers to this question this summer as you study the physics of flight.
Have you ever wondered how eagles soar and jets roar high above our heads? What makes flight possible? Learn the answers as you study the physics of flight. Through the use of hands-on activities and experiments you will gain firsthand knowledge of the four forces governing flight: lift, drag, thrust and weight. You will further your understanding of flight by working in groups to design and build your own airfoil (airplane wing) and test it in BSU's wind tunnel. In this course you will learn how to properly conduct research, design experiments, collect and analyze data as well as set up lab equipment and learn to use sensors and “probeware” to see and analyze data in real time. Students will present what they have learned about the fascinating subject of flight on the last day of class.