Junior high groups participating in the Forces of Flight hands-on program may wish to undertake the "Propeller Palooza" pre-visit activity. This inquiry-based activity may be completed in the classroom prior to visiting the Hiller Aviation Museum and introduces students to many concepts that will be investigated during their program. Completion of this pre-visit activity is not required to successfully participate in the Forces of Flight hands-on program.
Following a Forces of Flight program, junior high groups may wish to conduct the "Flying Circus" post-visit activity. This design challenge integrates aerodynamic concepts introduced at the Museum as students work to design, build and fly a simple rubber band powered airplane capable of meeting one of two design criteria. Completion of this post-visit activity is not required to successfully participate in the Forces of Flight hands-on program.