Make a Better Paper Airplane
Who hasn’t spent some part of some class at some point during his life making a paper airplane when he should be doing something else? You probably did and your child probably has as well. Why not turn this common time killer into a lesson on the physics of aerodynamics and flight? This is a great activity for students of all ages, but high school physics students should have a greater understanding of fluid dynamics and be able to push the outer limits of paper airplane design!
What You Need:
- Various types of paper (any paper around the house is fine, but try to locate papers with different weights and thicknesses)
- Possible other materials include paper clips, stapler, scissors, and glue as needed by design