Ring wing glider


Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Columbia Memorial Space Center, Downey, California

Target Audience:

Teachers for grades 3-8


In this free workshop presented by a NASA/JPL education specialist, teachers will use engineering design principles to turn a piece of paper into an experimental wing for a new type of aircraft designed to be more economical and efficient than today's airliners. This activity meets Next Generation Science Standards. 

Reserve your spot today! (Pre-registration is required.)

Note: This workshop is FREE for all pre-service and fully credentialed teachers! Participants are required to bring in their teacher or student ID the day of the workshop. Lunch will be provided.

This free workshop is offered through the City of Downey Columbia Memorial Space Center, a hands-on learning center dedicated to bringing the wonder and excitement of science and innovation to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, in partnership with NASA/JPL Education.

Can't make it to the workshop? Explore this lesson online!

  • The Ring Wing Glider: In this simple engineering design lesson, students turn a piece of paper into an aircraft wing and then try to improve upon their design.