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Flying So Far and So Well!

  • Grade 6
  • Science and Technology
  • Understanding Structures and Mechanisms


In this mission, students use the design process in engineering and apply the concepts of flight force modifications to compare different paper airplanes.

Learning goals

  • I describe various methods used to modify the four forces of flight.


  • airplane flight
  • parachute
  • landing
  • forces of airplane flight
  • thrust
  • drag
  • lift
  • gravity
  • paper plane prototypes
  • scoreboard
  • hot air balloon
  • gallon
  • tanker
  • hydroplane
  • glider