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Accompsett MS Flight and Space Class Launches Gliders

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Seventh graders in Melannie Ulloa’s Project Lead the Way flight and space class at Accompsett Middle School returned from the break with a flying start.

During first period on Monday, the students headed outdoors to launch flight gliders they had designed and constructed before their week off.

The students, who meet every other day as part of the elective class, previously had researched options with respect to the glider’s wingspan, stabilizer and fuselage. They then ran computer simulations with their designs before constructing the actual gliders from balsa wood using an X-Acto knife and super glue.

Date Added: 2/28/2022