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Pilot with Paraglider Research Vehicle1 (Paresev) on tow in 1962.



Grade Levels

Grades K-4


Lesson Plans / Activities

In this activity, students build a sled kite that models a type of airfoil called a parawing. The parawing depends on the movement of air over its shape to generate a lifting force. Students keep a journal on the behavior of the kite when variables are changed.
Sled Kite [201KB PDF file]
This activity is part of the Aeronautics Educator Guide.