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Building-Testing-Improving Paper Airplanes: Head's Up!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Take foldables to all new heights. Pupils build and fly different types of paper airplanes in the 14th portion of a 22-part unit on aviation. Groups collect data on distance and flight time for each plane and compare the data from the...
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Flight Dreams - Folding into Flight

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Combine measurement, following directions, physics, and art with one fun activity. Learners read a set of instruction to create three different kinds of paper airplanes. They measure, fold, and fly the planes, and record data and answer...
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Principles of Flight: Flying Paper Airplanes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate ways to enhance an object's flying ability.  In this model construction lesson, students construct two paper airplanes, one of which is twice as big as the first.  Students compare and contrast the two separate...
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Inventors and Inventions 2:Air and Space

For Teachers K - 5th
Students fly their own paper airplanes. In this flight lesson, students create paper airplanes and see whose plane will fly the farthest. They discuss what factors affect the flight and attempt to create a plane that will go farther. 
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Symmetry in Paper Airplanes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore symmetry.  In this geometry and scientific inquiry lesson, students design paper airplanes with middle line symmetry, as well as right, obtuse, and acute angles.  Students measure the plane's angles using a protractor,...
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Bernoulli's Principle

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Learners explore Bernoulli's principle, how it is related to flight, and the effect of lift, thrust, and drag on flight. They design and develop an experiment that tests for distance traveled by their paper airplane, and record and...
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FLIGHT FAIR

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students conduct their personal investigations into paper airplane flight. Cooperative teams are formed, with students choosing the paper airplane design that they are most interested in building.
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Design a Paper Airplane

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars study examples of paper airplanes and then create their own paper airplane models.
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Paper Airplanes

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study paper airplanes. In this lesson on aerodynamics, students print out the folding directions for making paper airplanes and after making the planes test their paper airplanes to see how well each flies. Students weigh their...
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Experimental Flight

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students use experimental procedures to design and test the flight distances of paper airplanes. In this flight experiment lesson, students use the experimental science process to design and conduct an investigation to determine if the...
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Grade 2 Air Show

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars make paper airplanes and test and retest the distance they can fly. In this paper airplanes lesson plan, students make the planes, make modifications if they need to, test them, record data, and present it to their class.
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Aviation

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students explore aviation.  In this physics lesson, students work cooperatively to construct kites, paper airplanes, and paper plate discs. Students launch the object created and observe characteristics and length of flight.  Students...
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Airplanes

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders experiment with gravity and lift by building paper airplanes. In this physics lesson, 4th graders compare the falling rate of a crumpled vs. flat sheet of paper. Then after class discussion and demonstration of Bernoulli's...
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Fly Away With Averages

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study mean, median, and mode. They construct paper airplanes and test them to see how far they fly. They measure the distance and then find the averages of their throws. They use spreadsheet software to record the data in a...
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Flying the Friendly Skies

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students investigate aerodynamics by comparing and contrasting the flight of two gliders. They make prediction and observation charts and test a variety of hypotheses using paper gliders.
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How Do Airplanes Get Off the Ground

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students construct various types of paper airplanes, exploring action and reaction forces by conducting a paper airplane rodeo. Students then discuss how Newton's Third Law of Motion affected their planes.