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Flight Academy (FA)

Entering Grades 1 - 4

Birds, kites, planes and rockets, if it flies in, with or through the air it will be included in this camp as we investigate different types of aerodynamics. All week long, campers will build various flying machines, explore space and apply Newton's Laws of motion as we take daily flights of discovery!

 

Daily Themes
(Order of activities may vary)
 

  The "Wright" Stuff
Campers will explore the fundamentals of aerodynamics in this hands-on program about how things fly. From the basic principles of flight to building airplanes, testing them in wind tunnels, to hovercraft and balloon copter building, children will understand what makes things fly and how different types of aircraft work. Campers will take home a rubber band powered airplane, various paper airplane designs, balloon
copters, boomerangs and mini frisbees.
  Up, Up and Away
This day we will explore the role that wind and the movement of air plays on simple flying devices such as kites, hot air balloons and parachutes. Campers will experiment with solar bags, parachutes and build their own kites and windsocks during this hands-on look at early flight.
 

The Birds and the Beasts
Where do owls live and what do they eat? How do some bugs walk on water? How do ants collect all their food? These questions and more will be answered with a walk on the wild side of things to explore owls, birds and all kinds of bugs.

  The Milky Way
What's in the night sky and how do we know what's up there? Campers will explore the constellations, learn about celestial navigation and build their own sextant, sundial, planisphere and even a refracting telescope while discovering the wonders of the Milky Way.

Rockin' Rockets

Campers will learn the fundamentals of rocketry throughout this day including the parts of a rocket, the stages of flight and how Newton's third law applies to a rocket traveling to space. The campers will have a "blast" as they build their own model rockets and experiment with water and stomp rockets during this day filled with hands-on "out of this world" activities.

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