Lesson Plan

Whirligig Lollapalooza

This Whirligig Lollapalooza lesson plan also includes:

Using a cut-out template of a whirligig, emerging engineers experiment with flight behavior. After you teach them the concepts of force, air resistance, and lift, they discuss what variables on the whirligigs might be changed in order to alter the descent time. Have groups evaluate the designs of other lab groups in order to help your class meet Next Generation Science Standards in engineering.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Adaptable
  • Detailed notes and diagrams on the teacher pages make this extremely easy to implement
  • Colorful and well-organized handouts walk learners through the scientific process
  • Data tables and conclusion questions are included on handouts
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