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. Students create their own paper airplanes designs (or create ones based off the two videos I attached to the lab paper via QR codes) and launch them to work with the concept of Bernoulli's principle.
Required Materials: standard copy paper and meters sticks to measure distance. (However, it is more efficient if you measure and put tape down on the floor ahead of time). That's it!
I also make a competition out of this ranking the students based off the longest distance traveled. Have fun with it, my students sure did!