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A little engineering is in order for the week. Get ready to figure some stuff out.
First a little safety reminder:
Paper airplanes have sharp points and edges, so NEVER throw them at another person, a pet, or an object that could be hurt or damaged if you hit it. They can change direction once launched, so be sure the area is clear. Be safe, not silly!
Tuesday: I recently visited Bob! (Science Bob, that is) at THIS site and got a great experiment for today. It involves the HOOPSTER GLIDER. (A quick instructional video can be found HERE.) See the questions at the bottom of the page? That's your exit ticket. Work with a friend to experiment & answer the questions on the sheet I provide.
Have fun with this, but keep it together . . .
or. . .
Did you experiment with the position of the rings? Did it make any difference if you moved the rings forward or back or changed the order of the rings? When you think you have your best design, we'll see which of your planes flies the farthest! Get ready for a Fly-Off!
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Okie-Dokie, here we go!
Designing and Flying Paper Airplanes
- Select a partner.
- Select three pieces of colored paper.
- choose three different styles of paper airplane from the list below. (Put your name on all your airplanes!)
- Predict: Of the three, which do you believe will fly the greatest distance? Stay in the air the longest?
- Once made, you'll depart to the gym. Just remember; this is a scientific experiment not a free-for-all, so stay focused!
- Work with a partner to throw each airplane 3 times and record results. Take the average by adding the results and divide by 3. While one person throws, the other records, then switch off. Use the Flight Distances Worksheet.
- The idea is to see which paper airplane flies the greatest distance and/or stays in the air the longest.
When the experiment is over, return to the classroom and discuss results. (Each group can share their findings) using the Heads Up Class Data Sheet. Can anyone give a possible reason for their results? Any surprises?
FOR THIS PROJECT, USE THESE DESIGNS ONLY:
Arrow (video HERE)
Classic Dart (video HERE)
Condor (video HERE)
Delta (video HERE)
All patterns and videos can also be found HERE, including a video for the dragonfly.
NOT PART OF THE ASSIGNMENT, BUT FUN AND CHALLENGING!
And now, without further ado, HERE are the directions for a paper airplane that broke the Guinness World Record for distance! Challenge yourself! Ya-Hooey!
We'll use the following worksheets from HERE:
Flight Distances Worksheet
Heads Up Class Data Sheet (for overhead)
Other useful sites:
& Language Arts
A little slide-show for ideas. . .
Look below for a handout with all the directions you'll need.
For Tuesday: Look at the interactive sites below. Play around with ideas using our smallest grid graph paper before you begin. Keep it simple. Consider a border like in the picture below.
For the activity, you'll need to cut colored construction paper into 1/2 inch strips and then, if you wish more detail, in half again into 1/4 inch strips. (You must do this with scissors only.) Then, use scissors to cut into small squares.
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HEY GUYS. . .
ONE MORE WEEK!
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