STEM Paper Airplane Challenge; Time for Takeoff!

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Introduce or reinforce the Engineering Design Process with this engaging STEM unit! Time for Takeoff challenges students to design and construct a paper airplane that will fly as far as possible while assuming the roles of aerospace engineers. This five day unit is aligned to Common Core State Standards and is most appropriate for grades 3-5.

Time for Takeoff Unit Contents:
pages 1-3: Cover and Detailed Overview of Teacher Process
page 4: Suggested Resource List
pages 5-16: Session 1 Teacher Notes with All Print Outs Needed:
Engineering Design Process poster
Design Challenge poster
Collaborative Conduct Expectations
Teacher Observation Sheet
Aerospace Engineer Teams planning sheet
Aerospace Engineer Assignment Cards
Brainstorm worksheet
Information Card - Aerodynamics
Aerospace Engineer Training worksheet
Try It Yourself worksheet
Team Brainstorm and Plan worksheet
pages 17-28: Session 2 Teacher Notes with All Print Outs Needed:
Test Fly Zone poster and measurement markers
Information Cards - Thrust, Drag, Weight, and Lift
Force Report worksheets - Thrust, Drag, Weight, and Lift
Team Meeting Minutes Sheets 1 and 2
pages 29-34: Session 3 Teacher Notes with All Print Outs Needed:
4 Time to Fly worksheets
Post Flight Reflection worksheet
pages 35-40: Session 4 Teacher Notes with All Print Outs Needed:
4 Ask and Imagine worksheets
Final Modifications Log
pages 41-46: Session 5 Teacher Notes with All Print Outs Needed:
Final Presentation Instructions sheet
Scoring Rubric
Presentation Planner
Student Evaluation Form
Extension Activities

pages 47-92: A black and white duplicate copy of this unit is included for your convenience.

In addition to this download, you will need to gather:
8.5 X11” copy paper, variety of other paper options for airplane folding, measuring sticks or tape, materials to modify flight (see materials needed), materials for decorating paper airplanes and poster presentations, masking tape, poster boards or paper

Enjoy and have fun!

Bethany Baptiste

Copyright (c) 2015 Bethany Baptiste
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Teaching Duration
1 Week

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STEM Paper Airplane Challenge; Time for Takeoff!
STEM Paper Airplane Challenge; Time for Takeoff!
STEM Paper Airplane Challenge; Time for Takeoff!
STEM Paper Airplane Challenge; Time for Takeoff!