Flying a Sailplane
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New September 2022! Take to the skies with a sailplane pilot and see what it takes to soar through the clouds.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Aviation-32**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • After viewing the video, have students create a drawing that expresses how they would feel soaring in a sailplane.

To learn more about the science and technology behind soaring, check out the full program this segment is edited from: The Science Behind Soaring the Sky Program 1.

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.