Making paper air plane is so much fun. Your children will love making each and everyone one of the paper airplane designs in the collection below.
After making a few of them you can have your children decide which of the paper airplane designs travels the farthest. I have created a STEM Paper Airplane Comparison Chart your can use to record the results of their flight test.
Paper Airplane Designs
Below you will find links to several wonderful paper airplane designs. Please take a moment to check each of them out. Then you and your children can select the planes you want to make to compare.
Testing Out the Paper Airplane Designs
Once you have create several different types of paper airplanes, you will want to test them out. Beyond testing whether they can fly you can test out which one will fly the farthest.
You will need to decide how you will measure the distance each plane has flown. You could use a measuring tape if you think the planes will only go a short distance. If you think they will travel farther, you could put out markers that are several feet apart. Make sure yo use a measuring tape or measuring stick to insure you know how far each marker is from the starting line.
Once each plane has been flown, you will need to record the distance it traveled on your recording sheet.
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