Target: Grades 3-5
Length: 60 minutes
In "The Case of the Challenging Flight," the six tree house detectives accept their rival's challenge to compete in the "egg-tra-ordinary" airplane contest. They use scientific inquiry to learn about the four forces of flight: lift, thrust, drag and weight. The tree house detectives get a little help from their man, Jackie Chan, the human flying machine. Two NASA SCIence Files Kids' Club classrooms offer their assistance along with the U. S. Navy, researchers from NASA Langley Research Center, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center and Scaled Composites. As the contest begins, the tree house detectives definitely have the "lift" on their competition.