Students observe a helicopter dart and a stomp rocket as they fly through the air. They compare how each is made, how they are propelled, and how well they fly. In groups they create and compare various flying "machines."
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Flight Dreams - Folding into Flight
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...
Pre-K - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Problem Set F Resolving 3-Plane Traffic Conflicts by Changing Speed Teacher Guide with Answer Sheets
Get three planes to line up safely. Individuals work through a set of problems to eliminate spacing conflicts between three airplanes in flight. The pupils use their knowledge to change the airplanes' speed or route to meet a...
5th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Sonic Boom Problem
Sound waves travel pretty quickly, but humans can travel faster. Follow along with this short animated video as it investigates the physics behind the breaking of the sound barrier and the sonic booms that are created as a result.
6 mins 7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable