Gift the JOY of Play…
Students will explore the forces of flight by engaging in the Engineering Design Process to test paper airplane designs.
Make observations of the structures of birds and various flying inventions to connect how those structures allow for flight. Use those observations to plan and carry out multiple paper airplane design trials.
Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) – ETS1-3: Developing Possible Solutions
Science & Engineering Practices (SEP) – Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Crosscutting Concepts (CCC) – Cause & Effect
DCM Educators will support students in planning and facilitating fair tests of multiple paper airplane prototypes. Students will be able to choose from a variety of different types of design templates to create their airplane designs or they can develop their own mode to test. (Virtual engagement still includes individual student materials).
1 session, 60 minutes
Grades 3 – 5: In-person or Virtual
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