This is an easy and engaging project for Technology & Enterprise, it is also suitable for the start of the school term, an end of term activity, a quick and effective project for report time or just for fun! Students use problem solving skills, design skills and fine motor skills to create a paper plane.
This resource includes a Design Page to assist students in planning, reflecting and problem solving, I would suggest enlarging this to A3 for students. This pack also contains a 2 page Reflection Sheet which includes a series of 10 reflective questions for students to complete after their project. By the end of this project you will be able to assess a variety of skills.
The Australian movie, ‘Paper Planes’ is a fantastic resource that is G rated. It can be watched before, during or after the project. My class watched it before and were really inspired by the story.