navy aerodynamics: balloons, kites, bubbles and planes

karen and laura at the navy yard’s national museum of the US navy
effortlessly pulled off another wonderful homeschool day.
this month the subject was aerodynamics.

while the older kids discussed the fundamentals of aerodynamics,
made gliders and took turns on the flight simulator…

mercyGirl gets training from a real navy pilot!

…the youngins read how people learned to fly by fran hodgkins,
did a short science experiment based on bernoulli’s principal,
the faster moving air above the balloon made it lift!

made their own kites,
the navy used to use target kites to help train their anti-aircraft gunners.

and examined the effects of high and low pressure on bubbles.

this time we took metro, although the trip was a bit longer,
it only added to the day’s adventure.
they’ve been encouraging folks who drive to park
in the washington nationals “W” lot at 600 L Street SE ($10 fee).

i don’t know what they’ll have in store next month
on the second monday or thursday,
but we don’t want to miss it.

where do you go to get your homeschool science fix?

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