Paper Airplanes

ACTIVITY HEADER

 

 

 

Name of Activity

Paper Airplanes

Author

STOMP

Keywords

aerodynamics, airplane, paper, paper airplane

Subject

Non-LEGO

Grade Level

K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Time

1 Hour Total

Brief Description

Teach students about aerodynamics by making paper airplanes.

Lesson Objectives:

To learn about aerodynamics.

Materials Needed:

Paper that is easy to hold.

Preparation and Set Up:

I have made the worksheets- but I drew in diagrams for the students to follow them- you might want to draw them in too.

Procedure

Talk about different aspects of aerodynamics.  Make paper air planes. Go crazy.

Extensions:

See how adding weight like a paper clip affects the flight of the plane. Let students decorate planes and try different ways to make them. See which planes fly the farthest.

Reference 1

http://sites.tufts.edu/stompactivitydatabase/files/formidable/k1.doc

Online Reference(s)

http://www.10paperairplanes.com/

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