Week 1

Outline

Overview

Session 1

Questions

How do airplanes fly?

How do airplanes take off and stay in the sky?

Goal

To understand the project goal

To understand the problem solving process

Activities

Watch videos on flight

Overview of airplane project

Create team mission patches/airplane logos

Create paper airplanes for distance and airtime and collect data

Resources

Video on Airplanes and Flight

Paper Airplane Websites with instructions

Outcomes

Journal keeping

Understanding the project goal

Paper Airplane Design

Session 2

Questions

How do planes take off and stay in the sky?

How does the design of the plane affect flight?

Goal

To understand the design process

To understand the four forces of flight

Activities

Redesign the paper airplanes

Resources

Flight interactive

Bill Nye Video

Outcomes

Redesigned airplane