Aeronaut-X: 3..2...1...Takeoff!
Tuesday 08/16/2022
7:00 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades K-12
The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at
Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Participants will get an overview of the 3...2...1...Takeoff! Activity. Learn about the four forces of flight and Newton's third law of motion by constructing small paper X-planes and fly them by producing thrust by blowing air through a drinking straw. Take a look back at the history of X-Planes and NASA Aeronautical Research while also looking forward to the future of NASA Aeronautics Innovation. For decades NASA has been studying aircraft noise in order to reduce noise emissions. Come learn about NASA's newest X-plane, the X-59, and the research on Quiet Supersonic Flight.

Discussion will include classroom modifications.

Sara Garcia-Torres, Ph.D. currently serves as an EPD Specialist at NASA Ames Research Center. She works with educators, families, and community members to support STEM efforts. Her research interests include STEM education. She holds degrees from TSU (PhD & MEd), and UTSA (BA).