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STEP #1

STEP #2

STEP #4

STEP #3

STEP #5

STEP #6

STEP #7

STEP #8:

CHALLENGE

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DEVELOPING AIRCRAFT WITH PAPER ENGINEERING

RESEARCH

EXPERIMENT

MEASURE

WATCH & BUILD

RECORD

BRAINSTORM

COMPARE

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STEP #1: RESEARCH

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Watch "How to design an airplane."

STEP #2: EXPERIMENT

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Without using any external resources:

- NO internet
- NO adult assistance
- NO social media
Create a paper airplane with one sheet of regular white paper.

Launch your aircraft with all of your strength!

STEP #3: MEASURE

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After you launch your aircraft into the air, record your results.


A few items to note when you record your distances:

  1. Throw your aircraft multiple times from the same starting position.

  2. Record each of your flight distances.

  3. Don't be discouraged if you fail.
    Failure helps you move forward.

STEP #4: WATCH AND BUILD

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TRADITIONAL AIRPLANE #1

TRADITIONAL AIRPLANE #2

Watch each tutorial and build each of the traditional paper airplanes.

STEP #5: RECORD

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RECORD YOUR DATA

youR ORIGINAL

TRADITIONAL #1

TRADITIONAL #2

Flight Distance #1

A inches

B inches

C inches

= (A + B+ C)/3

= (D+E+F)/3

Can't print one from home?

Create your own!

Flight Distance #2

Flight Distance #3

Average Distance

= (G+H+I)/3

D inches

G inches

E inches

H inches

F inches

I inches

Click here to view a printable version.

STEP #6: Brainstorm

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  • Brainstorm!

  • Think about your research:
    • What was successful about the paper airplanes you built?
    • What failures did you experience?

  • Try different things:
    • Change the type of paper.
    • Add weight in the nose (paperclip, penny, etc.).
    • Create more acute angles in the design.

GO CREATE!

STEP #7: COMPARE

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Make multiple designs! Record the data!

STEP #8: CHALLENGE

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Once you have perfected your design, challenge someone!

I used to make paper airplanes all of the time! I bet I could show a few techniques...

Sounds like fun!

Anything you can do, I can do better!