Experimenting with Paper Airplanes

Students explore the concept of flight.  In this flight instructional activity, students make paper airplanes with different designs.  Students change the angle of launch and thrust and record the distances and time spent in air for each flight.  Students add weight to the planes to see how it affects the flight.  Students determine the Reynolds number of their planes.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2005
Usage Permissions
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