Build and Test a Magnus Flier

You will learn to build, launch, and test magnus fliers.

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1 Choose My Schedule

2 Is This Activity For Me?

Tablet posing and thinking
Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 8 - 12

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

Child and mother stick figure standing

I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.

3 More About my Activity

What’s a magnus flyer?! Your kid will learn all about these fun little flyers and be challenged to make, test and improve their own! They’ll learn how these strange things fly and test designs to find the best one. They will also learn the basics of measuring and data collection.

4 What Materials Do I Need?

disposable plastic cups (NOT real cups), tape, elastic bands, patience, measuring tape

5 I learn useful skills too?

  • Creative thinking
  • Critical & reflective thinking

6 My Guide!

Hello, I'm Glenn. I have had a lifelong interest in science, technology, nature, math, building things, & much more. Perhaps what makes me unique is that when I dress as a mad scientist, my friends tell me it's not a costume. Hope to see you in my classes. Until then I need to work in my secret lab on my d̶e̶a̶t̶h̶ ̶r̶a̶y̶ hamster maze.

I regret to admit that I have eaten a brain sandwich...