This “Scientific Method Lab: Paper Airplane Design" was designed for my 5th grade class, but it can easily be used with any grade level. The Big Idea would be force and motion.
Older students might even like to “tweak” the lab and design their own paper airplane models!
Included are lab instructions following the scientific method, a data recording sheet, and the paper airplane foldables. The lab follows the scientific method, but it does not include a Review of Literature, an abstract, or a display. You should be able to complete the lab in one or two class periods. If you wanted to do a Review of the Literature, topics such as aerodynamics and paper airplane design would be good research topics.
I have another product that provides an step-by-step procedure for conducting a Science Fair Project, complete with all parts and directions for the full process.
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