About this course
How does a giant metal plane full of people, food, fuel, and more get up into the air and cruise at 30,000 feet? What is the farthest flying paper airplane on record? What's next for space travel? In this six-week course your children will be introduced to the physics of flight through 1) a weekly webinar with instructor, Chet Bart, a career Dept. of Defense aeronautics researcher and currently a Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) STEM Ambassador; 2) weekly hands-on activities including building record breaking paper airplanes; 3) links to additional video lessons, worksheets, and reading; 4) and a special visit with some of our friends from NASA.
Class registration fees pay for weekly webinar access, class field trip (not including travel expenses), and a hands-on project kit, to be mailed to you prior to the first day of class. Kits include class worksheets, key details, book(s) or booklet(s), and project materials.
NOTE: Students must be at least 12 or have special permission to register for this course
Course runs: Week of June 26 – Week of July 31
- Weekly 1.5 hour webinar, Mondays 9:00-10:30 am PST
- Half-day field trip, August 4 or 5 TBD
- Registration: Opens March 1
- Cost: $200
- Early bird (May 1) and out-of-area participant fee (not attending field trip): $150