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ADVANCED: POWER PLANTS

In this session, participants will expand on their discussion of the activities in the Introductory: Power Plants session by exploring Newton’s Third Law.

INTRODUCTORY: FPG-9 BUILD AND FLY

In this session, participants will build and test their own gliders.

ADVANCED: FPG-9 BUILD AND FLY

In this session, participants will more deeply explore the engineering considerations with different types of planes. They will consider engineering trade-offs with different airfoil shapes, different wing shapes, and different control surfaces and powered versus non-powered flight.

CARDBOARD FURNITURE

This session introduces participants to the three phases of the design process—investigating, planning, and building.

FOUR FORCES OF FLIGHT

This session helps Explorers understand the four forces of flight.

Engine Basics

Explorers will be introduced to the basics of internal combustion engines.

Engineering Design Process

Explorers will be introduced to one of the standards used in engineering, called a design process.

Electrical Systems

Explorers will be introduced to the basics of electrical systems within the automobile.

Drivetrains

Explorers will be introduced to the basics of transmissions and drivetrains.

Mechanical Engineering

This session will present an overview of the mechanical engineering discipline and will allow Explorers to conduct a short, fun experiment that is related to mechanical engineering.