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Fingerprints

This session provides participants with an understanding of fingerprints and how they’re analyzed and compared in the forensic laboratory.

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.

INTRODUCTORY: AERODYNAMICS

In this session, participants will learn about the forces that act on an airplane in flight, as well as the primary control surfaces of a plane.

INTRODUCTION TO CAREERS IN AVIATION

This session introduces Explorers to the variety of careers in the aviation industry.

ADVANCED: AIRPORT OPERATIONS

In this session, participants will direct air traffic in a web-based simulator and design their own airport runway configuration.

ADVANCED: AERODYNAMICS

In this session, participants will examine aerodynamics principles in a more generalized, deeper way. This activity is intended as a follow-up to the introductory lesson and discusses the principles that interact during flight.

AVIATION—IN THE KNOW

In this session, Explorers will participate in an overall program review in the form of a game. Use it to add fun to the end of your program.