Genius Camp | Sophia Grossman

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Tomas Gonzalez and Sophia Grossman
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Tomas Gonzalez and Sophia Grossman
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Our bird in flight is a cardboard model of your average bird. Below the tail a string can be pulled to lift the wings, creating a flapping motion. Our project represents a simple bird made from only cardboard, glue, string, and a single washer. It is a quick and practical model of a bird. For those exact reasons our bird in flight is a cheap and resourceful way to teach basic mechanics in third world countries. For countries where money is tight project based learning can be a struggle. Our model uses materials that are easy to find or purchase. The glue can be replaced with another sticky material such as tape, the washer can be easily substituted with wire. Bird in flight is not just a bird flapping its wings. Its a way to teach basic mechanics such as pulleys, and why they have such a huge effect on our world.