Tuesday, November 11, 2014

An Aviation Expert

Yesterday Elazar finally went on his long-awaited flight to the east coast. Over the last week, every time he mentioned his upcoming trip, everyone would contribute details about their own experiences on airplanes. 

Following their interest in air travel, today we had a special guest! Nechama Poyurs, from the FAA, came to teach us about planes and flight.

It was very informative, on how planes actually fly on invisible roads in the sky. She described the communication needed to ensure planes take turns and give each other enough space. She described her work to make sure the planes were too noisy and bothering people and animals.

And then we made paper airplanes. Because we have a class of budding scientists and engineers, the design pattern of each plane was intentionally different, to see how it affected flight.

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