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Balsa Glider Competition

Students engage in a lesson which brings together the students' knowledge of engineering and airplanes and the creation of a glider model to determine how each modification affects the flight. The students use a design procedure whereby one variable is changed and all the others are kept constant. Each group has a test flight to see which design flie the best.

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Resource Details

4th - 6th
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Project-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Worksheet