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Aero Design Challenge | Bay Area Science Fest 2019

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Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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Hiller Aviation Museum | 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA

Bay Area Science Festival | 2019

Created by the Bay Area’s scientific, cultural, and educational institutions, the Bay Area Science Festival returns to San Francisco for two weeks of science and technology lectures, games, art exhibits, workshops, hands-on activities and more at locations throughout the Bay Area.

2019 Bay Area Science Festival
October 25-November 2, 2019
All over San Francisco Bay Area
Many events are FREE

Monday, October 28, 2019
Bay Area Science Festival | 2019
Aero 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.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Free / RSVP

Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
Categories: **Annual Event**, Kids & Families
Address: 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA

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