The Science of Lift

The children in 3rd and 4th class have been learning about The Wright Brothers and the first powered and sustained heavier than air flight in 1903. The children discovered that the brothers completed many experiments with different wing shapes and that they used a wind tunnel to study the effectiveness of these wing shapes.

As a science experiment the children have tested different wing shapes to discover which wing shape creates the greatest lift. After a number of failed efforts our latest wing shape was ready for testing in our wind tunnel (a piece of string and an old hairdryer) The children were delighted to finally see wing lift in action.