Take Off with Paper Airplanes

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Let's go fly a kite ... oops, a paper airplane! The 13th segment in an aviation unit of 22 relates the parts of an airplane to paper airplanes. Pupils learn the functions of the control surfaces of a plane to really make their knowledge take flight.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research different designs and explain the purpose of the parts of the design
  • Provide a picture of a plane and have class members identify its parts 
Classroom Considerations
  • Assumes the class understands the forces acting upon a plane
Pros
  • Provides a list of vocabulary words and definitions
  • Includes suggestions for extensions
Cons
  • None
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