Aero Design Challenge | Bay Area Science Fest 2019
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Hiller Aviation Museum | 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Monday, October 28, 2019
Bay Area Science Festival | 2019Aero Design Challenge is an exploration into design and engineering. Each 3-hour program explores concepts in aeronautics that challenges participants to construct a working prototype.Each student in the Aero Design Challenge participates in a series of discovery experiences in the Hiller Aviation Museum’s main gallery, including:
- Wind tunnel experiments
- Examination of full-scale aircraft
- Flight simulation
- Model helicopter flight tests
Following the exploration period, students join a small team to construct, test, improve and present a model helicopter able to satisfy the design requirements.
For this year’s Aero Design Challenge, participants investigate rocket propulsion while designing, building and flying an air powered rocket capable of attaining an altitude goal and landing as close as possible to the center of a target zone
Aero Design Challenge participants work in teams of up to 4 students, accompanied by a volunteer mentor, to investigate vertical flight. Discovery stations include the Invention Lab, Wind Tunnel and Flight Simulator Lab and the Museum’s collection of historic air and spacecraft.
Free but an RSVP is required.