The Flight Club is an engineering program where kindergarten and first grade students are introduced to the engineering design process. We meet once a week after school for a total of 8 weeks, during our spring semester.
It is an engineering program where students work in teams or individually to design, test, and modify 4 tools that interact with air - kites, parachutes, paper airplanes, and simple rockets. Students learn about the basic principles of flight and design when creating each of these tools. With each new focus, the students learn background information about the object, look at existing designs, try out a design, test it, and modify it. They also develop perseverance through the failures and missteps all while having fun along the way