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Flight Dreams - Folding into Flight

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
Combine measurement, following directions, physics, and art with one fun activity. Learners read a set of instruction to create three different kinds of paper airplanes. They measure, fold, and fly the planes, and record data and answer...
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Paper Airplane Olympics

For Students 8th Standards
Calling all paper airplane Olympians! After setting up a paper airplane course, teams design a paper airplane given specific constraints. They then measure the distance of their throws and determine the most optimal designs in the class.
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Paper Airplane Competition

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The guidelines for holding a paper airplane competition are here for you to use with junior high flight engineers. No educational explanations are included, however, so make sure to teach about forces, flight, and Bernoulli's principle...
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Building-Testing-Improving Paper Airplanes: Head's Up!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Take foldables to all new heights. Pupils build and fly different types of paper airplanes in the 14th portion of a 22-part unit on aviation. Groups collect data on distance and flight time for each plane and compare the data from the...
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Airplane Tails and Wings: Are You in Control?

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Keep everything under control. The lesson, the 16th segment in a 22-part unit, provides a more detailed look at the parts of a plane, specifically the control surfaces. Pupils learn about the construction of the wings and the tails and...
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Weight and Balance of an Airplane

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A career in aeronautics might be calling your class members. Building from the previous two lessons in the series, learners continue analyzing the mathematics of aeronautics. Groups create a paper airplane using paperclips for balance....
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Better By Design

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Which modification is the best? Using the scientific method, pairs determine the effects of each control surface on the distance of a glider's flight. The activity, section 16 in a 22-part unit on aviation, allows pupils to gain a better...
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Take Off with Paper Airplanes

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Let's go fly a kite ... oops, a paper airplane! The 13th segment in an aviation unit of 22 relates the parts of an airplane to paper airplanes. Pupils learn the functions of the control surfaces of a plane to really make their knowledge...
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Design a Paper Airplane

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students study examples of paper airplanes and then create their own paper airplane models.
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Paper Airplane Project

For Teachers 4th
Students create paper airplanes.
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Paper Dart Airplane

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students create a paper dart airplane and measure its flight pattern. In this flight lesson, students follow the included directions to build their own paper airplane. The students change the aileron configurations to see how it affects...
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Paper Airplane Activity

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders select and build one of five different paper airplane designs and test them for distance and for time aloft. Part of this activity is designed to explore NASA developed software, FoilSim, with respect to the lift of an...
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How Do Airplanes Get Off the Ground

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students construct various types of paper airplanes, exploring action and reaction forces by conducting a paper airplane rodeo. Students then discuss how Newton's Third Law of Motion affected their planes.
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Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering: Build a Paper Airplane

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students brainstorm what it is like to fly on an airplane and discuss the parts of a plane. Students construct a paper plane of their own, decorate it, have a competition, and discuss the importance of each part of a plane and the role...
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What A Piece Of Paper!

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Elmo does a good job at being a great friend to Abby and the earth. Instead of throwing her piece of art in the trash, Elmo suggests using it for something else, like making a paper airplane. Teach your class how to reduce, reuse, and...
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The Paper Airplane Lab

For Students 8th - 10th
In this scientific method worksheet, students experiment with paper airplanes while exploring the process of the scientific method. They must list the steps of the scientific method and design an experiment to create a paper airplane...
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Airplane Wings

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine the aerodynamics of a wing and how it generates lift.  In this flight lesson students complete several experiments including how to build a paper plane and how airfoils affect performance.
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Paper Airplanes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The first activity in this leadership forum asks pairs of participants to design and build a paper airplane and then fly this plane from one partner to the other. The debrief of the activity asks these future leaders to consider how they...
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Build a Paper Plane

For Teachers K - 12th
Students study the history of the paper plane.  In this design lesson plan students create several types of paper planes and determine if there is a difference in mean flight distances.
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Principles of Flight: Flying Paper Airplanes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate ways to enhance an object's flying ability.  In this model construction lesson, students construct two paper airplanes, one of which is twice as big as the first.  Students compare and contrast the two separate...
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Paper Folding 2D and 3D Shapes

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Looking for a creative hands-on geometry lesson? Middle schoolers engage in a paper folding activity and create 2D and 3D shapes. They fold eight shapes, following the directions on this worksheet. It's a great way to illustrate these...
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Keeping Track of and Displaying Data

For Teachers 2nd - 5th Standards
How far can you throw a paper airplane? Learners conduct a brief experiment to collect data for a line plot. As a class, learners will collect, interpret, and illustrate data. In order to adapt this to CCSS.Math.Content.4MD.3 or...
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Paper Airplanes & Scientific Methods

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine how to define scientific inquiry and the scientific method.  In this paper airplane lesson students research airplanes, take notes then create an airplane trial. 
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Mother Goose Caboose-- Airplane

For Students Pre-K - K
In this Mother Goose airplane learning exercise, students read a rhyme about an airplane. Students cut out 7 pieces and paste them on another paper to create a plane.

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