Building a glider [video]

Follow the instructions to build your own glider

application/pdf Building a glider - activity sheet


Group activity

Duration: 30 min

Type of activity: modelization, experiment

Language: Spanish, English

Materials required: a large fish tank with freshwater, coarse salt, a spoon, 2 60cc syringes, PVC film, scissors, a cutter, instant and water-resistant glue, yellow and black electrical tape, a glass, a 30g weight

The video shows how to build a model glider and experiment with it, so as to understand how it moves in the water.

Gliders are autonomous underwater vehicles used to gather data in the ocean.

The activity sheet features the protocol and a discussion.

Follow up with experiments on the properties of water:

Experiment on water temperature and density (12-18)

Experiment on water salinity and density (12-18)

Follow up with a booklet on seawater:

Seawater (12-18)