This activity shows how a paper aeroplane, glider or helicopter falls to the ground much more slowly and gracefully than a scrunched-up piece of paper. It’s all thanks to the forces generated by air pressing on, and moving over, the surface of the paper.
- Investigate how aerodynamics affects how fast or slowly an object moves through the air
- Use observation and questioning (curiosity) skills
- See how aerodynamics has practical and useful applications in our everyday lives
SMG Learning Activities – Make It Fly (PDF Document)