Students Grades 4-8 are invited to take part in the Aero Design Challenge event at the Hiller Aviation Museum on Saturday, November 1st. Developed in collaboration with educators from Stanford's Design Thinking School, this Museum-based exploration of the engineering design process engages students with a series of Museum-based, aerodynamics-themed inspiration experiences, then launches them into the invention design process to design, test and present an innovative prototype for a new aerospace technology.
This year's program theme explores air resistance and falling bodies. Exploration experience will include a brief Museum tour, flight simulation, and close-up examination of an aircraft parachute. Participants will then design and build a small model parachute able to land a payload within a designated area, test it in a wind tunnel apparatus, and made design changes as needed to ensure a successful trial.