The Pitsco 59264 Balsa Wood Air Raptor kit provides students in grades 6-12 a hands-on activity to build a model airplane powered by a rubber band that demonstrates the scientific concepts of aerodynamics, gravity, lift, drag, and thrust, and it includes pre-cut balsa wood parts and preprinted paper covering material that the students can enhance with markers. The kit includes balsa wood parts, covering material, a propeller, a rubber band, a straight pin, and instructions. This model airplane has stable flying characteristics to demonstrate principles of flight and aerodynamics. The project reinforces engineering, technology, and math concepts as students build and fly an efficient model airplane. The finished Air Raptor measures 12 inches long with a 14-inch wingspan. A model airplane kit is typically used in an educational setting to demonstrate aerodynamics and physics.
Construction requires scissors and glue (both sold separately).
Science education products incorporate applied math and science principles into classroom and homeschool-based projects. Teachers in pre-K, elementary, and secondary classrooms use science education kits and products alongside science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum to demonstrate STEM concepts and real-world applications through hands-on activities. Science education projects include a broad range of activities, such as practical experiments in engineering, aeronautics, robotics, energy, chemistry, physics, biology, and geology.
Pitsco Education develops K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum, educational kits, and classroom tools. The company, founded in 1971, is headquartered in Pittsburg, KS.
What’s in the Box?
- Balsa wood parts
- Paper covering material (1 sheet per airplane)
- Plastic propeller (1 per airplane)
- Rubber band (1 per airplane)
- Straight pin (1 per airplane)