STEM Challenges Airplanes, Helicopters, and Hoop Flyers

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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85 pages
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Helicopters, Airplanes, and Hoop FLyers, Oh My! These STEM Challenges are all about flight and using variables to design! These Multi-Day activities will engage students through experimenting and then designing by using their data.

This is a terrific money-saving bundle of three fabulous STEM Challenges! Each may be purchased separately. Each of these will take several class sessions to complete.

Designing Paper Airplanes

This product specifically includes

  • Cover Sheet
  • Table of Contents
  • Teacher Overview
  • 9 pages of Step by Step Procedures using the Engineering Design Process format
  • Plane folding directions
  • Vocabulary sheet
  • Lab sheets for use with each step of the design process
  • Sample Answer Key for lab sheets
  • All forms are provided in an editable format.

What is your prep?

You will need materials for this activity: paper, tape, measuring tools, calculators, and a large space for flying planes!

Designing Paper Helicopters

This package specifically contains

  • Cover sheet
  • Table of Contents
  • Materials Needed Page
  • Overview Page
  • Pattern templates for two sizes of helicopters
  • 8 pages of step-by-step procedures and helpful hints for each step of the design process and lessons
  • Photos
  • 3-page Lab Sheet set
  • Lab sheet set with possible answers
  • Constraints of the Task Sheet
  • 3-page scoring rubric
  • All forms are provided in an editable format!

What is your prep?

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes paper- All kinds; scissors, tape, rulers, paper clip; art supplies; launching area

Designing Hoop Flyers

The package specifically includes:

  • Cover
  • Teacher background
  • Materials and preparation page
  • 6 pages of teacher directions
  • Constraints list
  • 3 pages of photographs
  • Lab sheets
  • Scoring Rubric
  • Terms of Use page
  • This challenge also includes an editable file! The editable file contains the lab sheets, constraints page, and scoring rubric.
  • Sample student answer sheets are not included, but samples from student work are included in the teacher direction pages.
  • The page count listed for this package includes everything.

What is your prep?

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes straws, paper, tape, scissors, and rulers. Two sizes of straws are needed and many types of paper (cardstock, copy paper, construction paper).


Also included

  • Engineering Design Poster Set
  • Word Wall Vocabulary set

Please check the preview to see samples of all the items you will receive!

NOTE: The original bundle of flight resources included a STEM Challenge called "Designing Rockets". That resource is no longer available due to the scarcity of one of the necessary materials. I UPDATED this bundle to include a different flight challenge. If you already own this bundle (with the rocket challenge) - download this set again! You will be able to access the Hoop Flyer challenge and an updated poster set at no extra cost!

NOTE: The inclusion of a poster set is an added bonus. My multi-day resources all include a half-page poster set. I included a full-size set in this bundle instead.

The individual packages may be purchased separately:


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