Follow the Leader!

Activity Summary

Each team will have a “Leader” and a “Follower.” The Leaders will examine a paper airplane and write a set of directions for constructing it. The Followers will follow the written instructions to reconstruct the object.

Required Materials

  • 1–5 completed paper airplanes
  • Teacher directions for constructing the paper airplane
  • 3 sheets or more of 8.5 × 11 paper per team
  • Pencils

Standards Covered

NGSS Standard(s): 3-ETS1-1, 3-ETS1-2, 3-ETS1-3, 4-ETS1-1, 4-ETS1-2, 4-ETS1-3, 5-ETS1-1, 5-ETS1-2, 5-ETS1-3

CCSS Standard(s): ELA, W.3.10, W.3.2, W.4.10, W.4.2, W.5.10, W.5.2