Get To The Chopper!

Activity Summary

Teams will make a paper helicopter and test its flight time, learning essential mathematics and engineering skills.

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Required Materials

  • scissors
  • paper clips
  • masking tape
  • stopwatch
  • helicopter pattern, (one per team, printed on construction paper and copy paper)
  • helicopter directions (one per team)

Before the activity, set up an area for testing the helicopters. Measure a height of 2 meters on a wall and mark it with masking tape.

Standards Covered

NGSS Standard(s): 3-ETS1-2, 3-ETS1-3, 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, 4-ETS1-2, 4-ETS1-3, 4-PS3-1, 5-ETS1-2, 5-ETS1-3

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