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Type of Engineering: Aeronautical 

Goal: help students to design and build a functioning glider that takes flight

Learning Outcomes: students learn the four forces of flight: thrust, lift, resistance, and weight (gravity).  

Grade levels: 5th grade - 8th 


Toolbox includes a class set with fifteen (15) individual student kits with all project materials (excluding wood and/or hot glue guns, or optional decorations)

Toolbox also comes with a Teacher Guide that includes:

  • Lesson plan with instruction tips
  • Build instructions with photos
  • Extension/Enrichment ideas
  • Note to parents



Balsa Wood Glider Toolbox (15 kits/box)

  • Contact Audrey Thompson at for purchase orders.

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