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

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 class.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Collect the data by plane design and create an appropriate data display
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes class members understand the forces on planes
  • Requires a large area to test fly the planes
  • Provides a table to use to collect and average data
  • Contains templates for different plane designs
  • None
Common Core