Outreach Workshop: Boomerangs: Flying With Style
Learn all about flying in this aerodynamic workshop! Participants will make a variety of airborne toys and explore the physics of flight.
Fees are determined by distance from the Museum:
- Within 25 miles: $340
- 26-50 miles: $370
- 51+ miles: $370 + $.54 per mile
- Each additional hour: $125
Michigan Science Standards
- Identify the force that pulls objects towards the Earth. (P.FM.03.22)
- Relate a change in motion of an object to the force that caused the change of motion. (P.FM.03.36)
- Demonstrate when an object does not move in response to a force, it is because another force is acting on it. (P.FM.03.38)
- Compare and contrast sets of data from multiple trials of a science investigation to explain reasons for differences. (S.IA.04.15)
- Describe what happens when two forces act on an object in the same or opposing directions. (P.FM.05.31)
- Demonstrate the transformation between potential and kinetic energy in simple mechanical systems (for example: roller coasters, pendulums). (P.EN.06.12)
Boomerangs: Flying With Style Pre-visit Vocabulary
Air Resistance: Drag created by air. Parachutes help to maximize air resistance. A plane’s shape aims to minimize air resistance.
Drag: Resistance to a motion of an object.
Gravity: The force that pulls toward the center of a body of mass. The earth’s gravity acting on your body gives you your weight.
Lift: A force perpendicular to the movement of air over a plane’s wing.
Rotational Velocity: The rate of how fast an object spins.
Thrust: The force that propels an object forward. For instance, throwing a ball.
Velocity: The speed and direction of an object.