Flight Time – Lesson

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, wait… does it really matter?

Few things fascinate kids more than airplanes.  Fortunately, we will be learning about it by building something else that kids love - paper airplanes!

In this lesson kids will:

  • Practice coordination in folding paper airplanes
  • Learn four basic forces behind flying
  • See flight forces in action!
  • Throw a lot of paper airplanes

Time to Complete

15+ minutes prep time, 30 hour lesson time


Paper Airplanes & Flight


Gravity, lift, thrust, drag, mass, weight, Bernoulli’s principle

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