Got a couple extra classroom hours? Kids bouncing off the walls eager for a vacation or a sunny day? . . . what to do? This!!!!
This STEM unit can go JUST A COUPLE HOURS OR SEVERAL HOURS—you choose.
Easily built inside two hours, these cool little mini-gliders fly very well. They’re about 100 steps up from any paper glider plans you might see, but you won’t have to break your piggy bank to purchase materials even for a large class.
Not just fun and games here: this little unit addresses ELEVEN (mostly 4th and 5th but an extension going up to 8th grade) Common Core State Standards in reading, writing, and math (plus Next Generation science).
Level: GATE 4-6th grades; 7th and 8th grades
Cost: less than 50 cents per student
Time: 2 to 6+ hours, depending on the depth this is taken
Included are plans to create and build the gliders, a non-fiction article about hang gliding with critical thinking questions, two math application activities to be used with the gliders, a creative extension project, Common Core State Standard references in reading, writing, and math where appropriate, and everything you’ll need to help you get ready to teach tomorrow.
On the other hand, if you want the jumbo, meter-wide (more complicated version) of this framed glider, check out “GR8 Glider Plans,” also available in my store.