your knowledge of airplanes, construct three different planes.
Design one paper airplane that will fly the furthest, one that
will stay aloft the longest and one that will perform the most
sheets of 8.5" x 11" paper
goal is to design a paper airplane that will fly the furthest
possible distance. When you are satisfied that your airplane
has gone as far as it can, measure the distance from the point
where you threw it to the place that it lands. How far did it
Aloft the Longest
this category you are to build a new airplane using a fresh
sheet of paper that will stay aloft in the air as long as possible.
Using a watch, determine the length of time your airplane remains
in the air from the time your first throw it to the minute it
lands on the ground. How long did your airplane remain in flight?
a third sheet of paper design another airplane. The goal this
time is to construct a plane that will perform the most aerial
acrobatic moves. Can you get it to dive, curl sideways, turn
around or even do a roll?
Think about how you can change the design on each of the three
planes so that the plane will stay aloft longer, fly further
or perform more aerial acrobatics. What kind of changes to the
plane's design do you think will yield better results?