Paper Helicopter
Nov 21 2013
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Source: Moly
Summary Information


Air, Resistance, paper helicopter



Workplace Skills: 

Raising Questions
Investigation Design
Planning investigation
Recording & Reporting

Estimated Time Required:

less than 1 hour

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 6 (Ages 11-12)
Grade 7 (Ages 12-13)
Grade 8 (Ages 13-14)
Grade 9 (Ages 14-15)

Diversity Indicators:

This topic is about air and the lesson is more suitable for those are in beginner or intermediate level.

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This is a classic lesson that

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This is a classic lesson that is tested and true for elementary to middle school students on the Scientific Method. It is a simple and fun lesson for students young and old. Although some had mentioned they had done a similar lesson in previous grades they still enjoyed the lab.

The printout template for the resources provided was not “printable”, in fact I had to hand make a helicopter template to use. In addition, if this is going to be for Grades 6-9 then there really needs to be a graph or table that the students fill out the time the time/distance, etc. The way this lesson is directed it is more for elementary grades or just an “engage” activity for upper grades, instead of an actual lesson.