What makes an airplane fly? Think you know? Join experts from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum as we explore two of the forces that affect how things fly. The forces of lift and thrust are often misunderstood and difficult to explain, but our experts will clear the air for you. We’ll discuss many of the common misconceptions related to each force and help students develop ideas about how lift and thrust act on an aircraft.
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm EST
In this session for educators, Tony Thomas of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum presents a Citizen Scientist program, which has introduced Washington, DC area high school students to the Anacostia Watershed. Students begin to take an active role in environmental stewardship and environmental justice issues. Discover how you, too, can empower students to accept ownership and responsibility for the waterways in your region.
11:00 am - 11:50 am EST
Learn why accurate time is essential for finding location. This session explores the advancements in time keeping through the lens of industrial nation’s desire to improve navigation for improved trade and military power.
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm EST
Discover the impact of politics on navigation. This session will explore how navigational systems have evolved, making note of both the failures and successes and will end with a nod towards the future of navigation.
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm EST
Participate in a discussion with the four curators who worked on the Time and Navigation Exhibition. Each has a different perspective as different as their fields of study.