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Science Experiment: Aerodynamics - Paper Airplanes


07/16/2020 | Science Experiments

Building Vehicles That Fly
If you love airplanes, try out some of these paper creations in Building Vehicles That Fly. These paper engineering projects will help you learn the science behind how planes are designed and built. If you understand how the forces of aerodynamics work, you can make a plane out of paper that flies really far! In several of the books listed below the directions are really clear with color photographs to help you make the folds correctly. Start out with a couple easy ones and then try something more challenging.

Try some at Home! What You Need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Paper Clips

Do an experiment with three paper airplanes folding the exact same way with the exact same size of paper. Fly all three planes and measure how far they go. What happens if you add one paperclip to each? What happens of you add 2? Or 3? Record your results.


Websites, Printables & Activities:

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Books:

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Airplanes - Draw or Fold These Aerodynamic Marvels

If you love airplanes, try out some of these paper creations in Building Vehicles That Fly. Try out some of these paper engineering projects and learn the science behind how planes are designed and built.

Making Paper Airplanes

Fold Your Own Aircraft and Watch Them Fly!

Woodroffe, David

Choose from ninety-one different models and build and fly your very own paper airplane.

5 Steps to Drawing Aircraft

Hall, Pamela

Presents five-step instructions for drawing aircraft, including a jumbo jet, seaplane, helicopter, and blimp.

Out of This World Paper Airplanes Ebook

48 Paper Airplanes in 12 Designs From Japan's Leading Designer--48 Fold-Up Planes; 12 Competition-Grade Designs; Full-Color Book

Toda,Takuo

Get advice from a champion air plane expert!