“Engineers from the NASA Langley Research Center unveiled plans to build a personal flying machine that would run on a set of electric motors. [Discovery News] reports on the aptly named Puffin, which is still in the early stages of development.” (Source)
This video could be used to introduce a study on the principles of flight (Example Lesson Plan).
Learners could problem-solve how much impact the design of the Puffin craft would have if it weighd 600 pounds.
Challenge learners to brainstorm ways that the craft might be able to: fly 100 miles on a single charge, carry 2 passengers, and more.