Fold your own glider, cut slits (or make folds) to make elevators/ailerons, as well as rudders. See if your glider will fly straight. If not, adjust the control surfaces until it does.
Need more? Try to make it do a loop-de-loop. How about a barrel roll (difficult to do with this glider, but it may flip over and fly upside down)? Can you make it yaw left or right?
Space Shuttle Discovery - 3:52
Space Shuttle Atlantis to the ISS - 11:32
Final Launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery - 20:35
Includes some interesting in-flight statistics such as speed, G-Force, and Mach. I suggest starting the video at 7:05.
This video is very long, but for the highlights, go to these times:
Company sends its first reusable rocket of 2017 into space and back again.
Understandings - Topic B: Flight
Students apply their knowledge of aerodynamics to design, build and test a variety of flying devices. In constructing models, students develop a basic design, then build it, test it, and solve the problems that inevitably arise. Through teamwork they learn that planning, communication, cooperation and flexibility are important to the overall result, even though parts of a task can be worked on individually. In the process, students learn about the parts of an aircraft, their role in controlled flight and the differences between aircraft and spacecraft.
General Learner Expectations
6-6 Construct devices that move through air, and identify adaptations for controlling flight.
Specific Learner Expectations
Note: Model aircraft or rockets may be constructed and used as part of this topic. It is recommended that these models be simple devices of the student's construction, not prefabricated models. Propulsion of rockets by chemical fuels is neither required nor recommended, due to safety considerations.