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Egg Drop Challenge

On of the projects we will work on is the Egg Drop Challenge.


At the end of the Egg Drop Challenge students will:

-Know the design cycle and relate them to an egg drop project

-Critically analyze packaging materials and choose appropriate materials to complete their tasks

-Solve problems related to energy, surface area, and volume

-Understand the design process

-Build a successful competitive egg drop container

5th Grade Page

Welcome to 5th Grade!

All information in this page is Grade level approved. All Tweedy 5th graders will have access to projects, sites, and resources.

Any questions  . . . , please see your teacher.

layers of the earth's atmosphere


Here are some resources you can use to help you explore and learn more about our Flight Unit 

(5-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions)

Let's look at the following:

What Is Aerodynamics?

The four forces of flight help an object move through the air.
Credits: NASA
Weight comes from gravity pulling down on objects.
Credits: NASA
An airfoil shape is especially good at producing lift.
Credits: NASA
As an object moves through the air, it pushes aside air molecules.
Credits: NASA
Thrust is the force that moves an aircraft forward.
Credits: NASA

This article is part of the NASA Knows! (Grades 5-8) series.

Aerodynamics is the way objects move through air. The rules of aerodynamics explain how an airplane is able to fly. Anything that moves through air is affected by aerodynamics, from a rocket blasting off, to a kite flying. Since they are surrounded by air, even cars are affected by aerodynamics.




Aerodynamics of Flight

How do Airplanes Fly?

How do Rockets work?


Other Resources:

The Four Forces of Flight

Paper Airplanes

Paper Airplane PowerPoint

Airplanes Designs

Amazing Paper Airplanes


Celebrating 100 years of Flight

Career Research Report

Career Day will be on March 17th!

You will be required to decide on the career/profession you'd like to learn about.

This research will help you learn about the expectations and educational goals that are needed for your future career!

See Career Research Report  Instructions just below this box.

Career Research Resources
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