Discover Things That Fly

Dr Tanja Reinhardt

  • Duration: 60 min
  • Language: English
  • Ages: 5 Years +
  • Date: February 19, 2021 18:00
  • Recorded: Live session with recording available afterwards
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Fasten your seatbelt and be ready for take-off. In this workshop you will launch objects into the air and find out, what keeps them in the air.

The learners will build various objects that fly (paper helicopter, hoop glider and paper planes).

The learners will explore how different kind of objects can fly and learn more about what make objects fly.

What the participants will need:
• Straws
• A piece of card stock or thick paper
• A few sheets of A4 paper (can be scrap paper)
• A few paper clips
• Scissors
• A pen or pencil
• A ruler
• Sello tape
• Glue stick


Tanja Reinhardt is the Science Centre Coordinator at the Science and Technology Education Centre at the University of KwaZulu Natal (STEC@UKZN). She was instrumental in establishing STEC in 2008 and has grown it from a science museum to a vibrant educational centre for various levels. Apart from developing and delivering workshops she also has a passion for science shows. Tanja’s love for rocks, gadgets and experiments makes her a frequent guest at events such as the Royal Show, ZulFest and SciFest Africa. Her Germanic sense of humour and her passion for geology won her awards as “best workshop presenter” at SciFest Africa in 2013, 2017 and 2019. Tanja holds a Diploma and a PhD in mineralogy from the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany.