Third graders explore experimental design with a lesson plan on paper airplanes by working in groups to create and test the flight of five model airplanes. Technology is incorporated by the use of spreadsheets to record and graph student data.
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X-Gliders: Exploring Flight Research with Experimental Gliders
Young engineers build a glider, and they experiment with ways to change the flight characteristics of the glider. There are some templates embedded in the plan that learners can use as guides to cut out their gliders. The templates are...
K - 4th Science
A Human-Powered Vehicle for Trans-Glacial Transport
Students practice problem solving skills and experimental design. They build a vehicle that can traverse "glacial" ice capable of carrying a specific load and glide smoothly, creating as little effort as possible for the skier pulling...
3rd - 8th Science
Race the Track! Design Challenge
Learners use the design process to investigate physical science. In this force and motion lesson, design a track to achieve a specified outcome. Students complete additional experiments with speed and distance. Learners recognize the...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts