Flight, -- 2012 Discovery Days

Parachutes Flew Skyward
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Parachutes constructed from coffee filters, string, with a paper clip for weight, were launched by holding them over an electric blower.


Flight -- 2012 Discovery Days   •  Bay Area Science Festival external link   •  San Francisco Giants internal link Ballpark   •  AT&T Park external link 3rd and King Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 9 November 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:16:09 Saturday 3 November 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_8129
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Airplane Constructed Of Cardboard And Tape
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Another exhibit allowed kids to construct their own model airplanes using cardboard, tubing, and tape. Once constructed, the kids could wait in line to have their creation launched from a catapult.


Flight -- 2012 Discovery Days   •  Bay Area Science Festival external link   •  San Francisco Giants internal link Ballpark   •  AT&T Park external link 3rd and King Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 9 November 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:24:57 Saturday 3 November 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_8154
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Catapult Used To Launch All Planes
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A common catapult was used to launch all constructed planes. This insured that all planes were launched using the same force, thereby allowing them to compete for the longest flight.


Flight -- 2012 Discovery Days   •  Bay Area Science Festival external link   •  San Francisco Giants internal link Ballpark   •  AT&T Park external link 3rd and King Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 9 November 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:26:08 Saturday 3 November 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_8156
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An Infrared Camera
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One of the exhibits at the NASA booth was an infrared camera. A kid standing in front of it was drawn in a representation of heat.


Flight -- 2012 Discovery Days   •  Bay Area Science Festival external link   •  San Francisco Giants internal link Ballpark   •  AT&T Park external link 3rd and King Streets   •  San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Friday 9 November 2012)   •  (Photo taken 12:37:31 Saturday 3 November 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_8177
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