Paper Airplane Challenge: Engineering Design

Paper Airplane Challenge: Engineering Design

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Computational Thinking_Paper Airplane Challenge Engineering Design
Course
Course
Computational Thinking
Subjects
Subjects
Science
Engineering
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
7
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
9
Overview
This module explores mathematics and computational thinking in science and engineering through a classic aerospace lesson. Students will design, build, and test a paper airplane to see which one flies the farthest. Students will record data from their prototype test flights in a table and then provide detailed written instructions on how to fold the paper airplane. Classmates will follow the instructions in an attempt to build an identical plane and get the same results.
Standards
MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design
Cyber Connections
Computational Thinking
Section Title
Lessons
Accordion Items
Title
Paper Airplane Challenge: Engineering Design
Content

This module explores mathematics and computational thinking in science and engineering through a classic aerospace lesson. Students will design, build, and test a paper airplane to see which one flies the farthest. Students will record data from their prototype test flights in a table and then provide detailed written instructions on how to fold the paper airplane. Classmates will follow the instructions in an attempt to build an identical plane and get the same results.