In this lesson students learn about the motion and design of paper airplanes. They learn about the following science topics: force, aerodynamics, drag, thrust, gravity, and lift. As an introduction to flight students learn about the Wright Brothers and discuss how airplanes have changed over time an
In class Science center or distance learning hands on activity. Either way, your students will love learning about The Scientific Method while experimenting with paper airplanes. Teach your students about controlled, independent and dependent variables using the provided example and then begin an ex
Four page lab where students build paper airplanes and test them. Great to show scientific method. Here is an excerpt:
In order for their plane to get off the ground the Wright brothers needed to do many experiments using what we know as the scientific method. The scientific method is the way that s
Few things fascinate kids more than flight. Fortunately, we will be learning about it by building something else that kids love - paper airplanes!In this lesson kids will:- Practice coordination in folding paper airplanes- Learn four basic physics forces behind flying- See flight forces in action!-
It is a bird, it's a plane! How about we take a look at both? The physics of flight is so much better than with some hands-on, real life examples.Flight Time LessonIn this lesson kids will:- Practice coordination in folding paper airplanes- Learn four basic physics forces behind flying- See flight
Math and Science lesson plan, rubric, and graphic organizer that incorporates measurement, comparing data, a simple experiment, observations, and a fun activity for second graders. Lesson can be easily adapted to older grades, as well as adding a Language Arts component.
In this lab activity students will work to gain a greater understanding of Bernoulli's principle while having fun with paper airplanes. The lab is extremely quick and easy to set up for you as a teacher.
The lab can be completed in one or two class periods depending upon class size and ability. Stu
This is the perfect resource to teach your students how the rudder, ailerons, and elevators on a plane control the pitch, roll, and yaw of the plane. I've experimented with many different plane designs over the years to find one that has all the control surfaces and actually works. This one is the b
During this project, students will investigate the principles of flight. They will create a multimedia file demonstrating their proficiency in the topics and also have the opportunity to test their research by creating their own paper airplane. Suitable for grades 6-12.
Very simple paper airplane models for students. The models are cut out as a 2D shape, then folded into 3D (very easy to do).
Support Video for sharing with students is included. This makes it easier for any teacher to support all students at their own pace!
This set of scientific method unit is full of activities that will get your kids excited about following the steps of the scientific method! This resource includes experiment ideas, worksheets, printables, activities, lab note sheets, vocabulary and word wall cards. This interdisciplinary unit in
The Grade 6 “Flight” packet is aligned with the Ontario Science curriculum expectations. This packet walks students through what flight is, how flight is possible and the forces that act upon flight. This packet addresses the following overall expectations taken from the Ontario Science curriculum:-
If you are ready for a highly engaging STEM activity, this Airplane Challenge is for you! You know kids love to throw paper airplanes so take advantage of that energy with this STEM project! Students will experiment and use test results to design the ultimate paper plane.Please note: This Activity p
THE most fun unit ever and completely covers ALL the curricular objectives for Air, Aerodynamics and Flight in one unit!
Digital Resources for amazing information and activities
Vocabulary Interactive Notebook Foldables
All About Air ~ Information and Investigations on:
~ Does Air have Mass?
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Is it possible for a measurement and graphing project and assessment to be “Print and Go?” It is with this one! This product, by Wild Child Designs, is a two week math investigation, complete with assessment. It is student-tested and ADORED and provides practical application of customary measureme
If you are a Distance learning teacher and teaching NGSS Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object. MS-PS2-2, then this resources is perfect for you!This resource is Distance Learning Opti
This product includes challenge directions as well as a two different recording and planning sheets for the challenge (one requires less writing that the other for younger students).
The challenge is simple: design a paper airplane that can travel the furthest!
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Explore the scientific principles of flight with this unit of work. Best suited for Kindergarten, first grade and second grade.Students will examine and determine what materials are best and after various tests will create their own flying apparatus. This is a very hands on unit and in each lesson s
Kids always love building paper airplanes, why not turn it into an engineering lesson?
This product challenges students to design a paper airplane that can fly further than their peers. It walks students through the engineering design process and requires them to think about their plan before they
This 45-90 minute fun activity is appropriate for many levels of science. You can use it as a filler, to take a break from more complex topics, or have a good activity for a day with an odd schedule (Pep rally! Assembly! Seniors only!).
Students follow a 32 step process to make a paper plane with