- paper airplane
- ruler/yardstick/meter stick/measuring wheel
- painter's tape (optional)
- pencil and paper for recording results
There are several different resources to use that have directions for making paper airplanes.
***You could use a plain piece of paper and view the You Tube video (below), then follow the directions.
***You could purchase an inexpensive paper airplane kit(s). I found these at a Dollar
Store. Each kit comes with 8 planes to construct and directions.
*** You could purchase or borrow a book from the library that has instructions.
Directions for the Activity
- Use a piece of painters tape and mark a starting line on the floor.
- Have students take turns standing at the starting line.
- Give each student a turn to make their plane fly the farthest.
- Have students use measuring tools (rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, measuring wheels, etc.) to measure and record all turns.
- Students could have several turns then compute their averages.
Click here for directions to make a measuring wheel.
Have fun with math!