2016 Science Olympiad Ticket

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A common experience most everyone shares is folding a paper airplane.  But what is the “perfect design” and do you have what it takes to build Westside’s furthest flying paper airplane?

Calling all 3rd and 4th graders at Westside Community Schools…

  1.  Fold 2 different paper airplanes.  Use the resources below or come up with your own designs.  Take a picture of your 2 completed paper airplanes.
  2. Collect data on your 2 airplanes.  Fly each one 3 times and record the distance flown in centimeters.  Find the average distance of each airplane.  Take a picture of your data.
  3. Take a 10 second video (or less) of your furthest flying airplane.  In your video, include your first name, the name of your airplane, and of course video of the airplane flying.
  4. Send the 2 pictures and video to the EY Coordinator at your building by April 12.  Only 40 students will be invited to attend the Science Olympiad on April 28 so make sure to turn in your best work!

Airplane Resource 1:  https://blog.adafruit.com/2014/11/25/how-to-fold-the-worlds-best-paper-airplane-arttuesday/

Airplane Resource 2:  http://www.amazingpaperairplanes.com/Basic_Dart-old.html

Airplane Resource 3:  http://www.funpaperairplanes.com

 

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