Are you "up" for a sky-high contest?
Flying High engages both children and adults in a playground game that incorporates planes and bicycles. Players mount bikes and begin pedaling, thus producing energy that propels planes in fast and high circular motions.
As the players pedal faster, the planes fly higher and faster as well – and the game becomes more and more challenging. Players can compete against one other or join forces.
Flying High introduces players to the concepts such as centrifugal force, torque force. The pedaling produces kinetic energy, which is converted into electrical energy by the airplane’s motor.
Fun Facts at The Speed of Light
The first airplane was built and flown by the Wright brothers in 1903. The speed of the Wright Brothers' first flight was 10.9 kilometers per hour (6.8 mph).
The speed of light is roughly 300 million meters per second. That’s a thousand million kilometers per hour (670 million mph).