Today you are to construct an airplane out of one piece of paper. We will call this airplane The Dart. You will begin this activity by watching a Mystery Doug video about flight. You have a one-hour time limit and will make 4 different modifications to your plane. Be sure to record your results and your modifications. Directions: 1. Click to watch the Mystery Doug video. 2. Click to add this activity to your canvas. 3. Follow the basic directions on how to make the airplane. 4. Use the to list all the materials you used to make the Dart. 5. Fly your prototype one time and measure how far it flew in feet. Use the tool to record the measurement in the chart. 6. Make one modification at a time and fly the plane with the modification. Measure how far it flew. Use the tool to record the distance flown in the chart. Make a total of four modifications. (you may need to make a new prototype, depending on the modification you make) 7. Use the tool to complete the Reflection box. 8. Add a of your plane to the second page of this activity. You may also include a your experiment if you so choose. 9. Check your work! Have you completed all the required boxes? 10. Click the button to turn in this activity. We can't wait to see your planes and learn about your modifications!
These airplane directions were found on the HGTV website, though there are many airplane directions on the internet if you want your students to make a more challenging one.