Science Trek

D4K: Flight

Special | 28m 47s

We have to overcome four physical forces to fly, so do birds and bugs and anything else that wants to soar. So, what are those forces? Why does the shape of a wing make a difference in flight? Guest scientists will Frank Lester, education coordinator for the aeronautics division of the Idaho Transportation Department and Pilot Lori MacNichol-Gregory answer students’ questions about flight.

Aired: 12/13/11

Rating: TV-G

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