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# Flying Paper Airplanes {STEM Activity}

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What a fun way to incorporate math and science! Students first make a paper airplane (I googled step-by-step instructions and had all of my students create the same airplane). Then students fly their airplane 8 times. Next, they make some sort of modification to their plane (they may add weight to the nose, weight to the wings, change the shape of the wings, etc.). They measure and record 8 more times, then compare their findings. My students had a BLAST making their own airplane and flying it!

This product includes the write up I created for students to complete as they flew the airplane.

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*Students could find the mean, median, mode, and range of their data (I would have loved to do this, but we only had one class period)
*Students could write/discuss factors that may have affected their data (such as wind, type of airplane created, etc.)
*Students could make a different modification
*Students could try to create the farthest flying airplane by making modifications/changing the type of airplane they made
*For more advanced students, introduce/discuss distance, rate, time formula and time their fly lengths
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