Topics Covered – Learn about flight:

  • how airplanes fly,
  • airplane lift and the theories about what really causes lift,
  • airfoil shape and aerodynamics, drag and thrust,
  • parts of an airplane (engine, propeller, wings, flaps and rudders), and even
  • how bees and birds fly.

Projects: Demonstrate air plane wing lift with a “flying wing”, make a paper helicopter.

how airplanes fly article

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