Further informationThe four basic forces of airplane flight – forward, backward, upward, downward – are usually described as thrust, drag, lift, and gravity!
ExplorationCalling all pilots!
Have you ever built a paper airplane? It’s a great way to see flight up close!Have a grown-up help you with some paper airplane instructions from a book or a website. When you’re picking out a design, think about the four important forces that your plane will have to work with in order to stay in the air!
Sources & links
“How do airplanes fly?” ConneCT Kids. 2010. State of Connecticut. 19 Sep. 2010 “How do airplanes fly?” Science Kids. Dartmouth College Computer Science Department. 19 Sep. 2010 “How airplanes fly.” R/C Airplane World. 19 Sep. 2010