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Rancho Gabriela science lesson soars
Rancho Gabriela science lessonRancho Gabriela 8th Grade Science Teacher Thomas Macarle created an interesting way for his students to learn the physics of flight.  The students first learned about the Wright Brothers, Leonardo da Vinci, Chuck Yeager, and Amelia Earhart.  Mr. Macarle then brought in a hang glider to demonstrate the forces acting on it.  Several students got into the cockpit and learned about how to control the hang glider by weight shifting.  A few brave souls even picked up the glider into the launch position and learned how to do a mock mountain launch.  The lesson was one of many hands-on experiences the students get in the class where the real world application of sciences helps illustrate how they work.
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