Paper Airplane Distance Challenge!Welcome to our Glider and Dart Building Video Link Page...Practice Up!
**You will be making, adjusting and flying a paper plane, not a glider made of simple 8 ½” x 11” copier paper like we use in school, not card-stock or heavy paper. The challenge is to make 2 or 3 different planes, measure each flight and record your distances along with any adjustments/corrections you made after each flight, on the Data Form provided. You will want to fly each plane 5 or so times to make all your adjustments and truly get the most out of that design before you move on to you next Airplane Design.
To measure, place something on the ground for your starting point, throw, not drop your plane from behind the line, then walk normally towards your plane on the ground. Count each step/stride as 3 feet and on the last step, if it doesn’t equal a full stride, each of your shoes counts as 1 foot. That will give you your total distance! So, take your number of strides and multiply that number by 3, add any partial steps to that number for your total distance flown.
In addition to the Flight Data Sheet you fill out please take a picture of each Plane you fly with your FULL NAME & PERIOD on the plane so we can see it in the Picture you submit. Also place the best distance on your best plane and circle it , next to your name, so I can see it.
You will watch each video, normal speed , all the way through to see how it’s built, then you will slow the video down using the video settings icon and fold it carefully step-by-step, so you do it correctly. Keep it neat, folding crisply as you go. Make sure your wings are at the same angle, not one up and one down. Also, don't forget to put flaps on the back edge of your wings IF the plane nosedives or doesn't stay up very long. Those flaps bend the airflow and create LIFT for the plane to stay up longer!
(watch, pause, fold...watch, pause, fold)
(We can slow down videos by changing the settings below Youtube videos)
Some of these options below are gliders, some are planes. I took a lot of time watching and building these planes to save you time, but You can also look over other YouTube airplanes if you have the time to sift through all the offerings. Some gliders fly great as planes, but not all planes fly great as gliders!! Trial and error will guide you.
Step 1 - Watch these quick videos to see the main categories of Paper Airplanes so you can pick what's best for you!
Darts vs Gliders — Paper Airplane Battle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W__Avls6jZY (Links to an external site.)You need to know this!
Here is your Paper Plane project Data Submission Form: (It must be filled out in its entirety to get FULL CREDIT) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1X0IqerTgtUgN7YaNwD27MyxFHyTy29X1xhF4IfxXgPo/edit?usp=sharing (Links to an external site.)
How to Submit this assignment in Canvas: When you open the Google Doc that you can't edit, go to File > Make a Copy. That will make you your own copy of the doc that you can edit and submit back to the assignment. Fill it in each time you throw your plane.
To submit your doc to the assignment once you've completed it, click Submit Assignment > select the Google Drive tab > browse for your doc and follow the prompts to submit.
**In addition to the Flight Data Sheet, you will have to Upload your Airplane Pics to this Assignment as a Media Upload.
1. (Some students copy and paste the pictures of their plane right into the Google Doc (Flight Data Sheet) That way it is one submission.)
2. If you want to upload a Video of your Planes, do it as a "Media Comment" on canvas Page and upload the video of your Airplanes, that way you can submit the Google Form (Data Sheet) and the Video all at once!
3. To do a Video Submission of everything, all at once: Under the Add a Comment Box are 3 little boxes. The middle box is Media Comment. It will allow you to hold up your Airplanes one by one, for 4-5 seconds each, so I can see all of your Airplanes! You can chit chat about each IF YOU WANT to! Then you can hold up your Flight Data Sheet and hold the front up for 10 seconds and the back for 10 seconds, so I can read it. Just submit that back into the Assignment.
Time OUT! Here are the Video Links to learn how Paper Airplanes Fly & How to Tweak and Improve your planes after you fold them. It is important to watch these BEFORE making your planes!
Why Your Paper Airplane Stinks — Tips for Throwing and Adjusting Paper Airplanes (Sorry, I didn't name the video!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOaYSCm4YcY (Links to an external site.)
How To Fold and Tweak a Great Paper Airplane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjczuYEL_qQ (Links to an external site.)
BASIC ADJUSTING PAPER AIRPLANE:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtEc6w3AGR8 (Links to an external site.)
Here are your YouTube Video links on How to Build each Plane: I just checked and all links work, if they don't work for you, just move on to another video. Don't pull your hair out or get upset IF one doesn't work for you! are
https://www.youtube.com/c/FoldableFlight/videos (Links to an external site.) This guy has tons of Videos with all the best paper Darts, Hybrids and Gliders!! Go here 1st.
How to Design Your Own Paper Airplane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctvbtzJU9j8 (Links to an external site.)
***IF you are really into Paper Planes and want to take it to another level, check out his Power Ups collaboration site: Check out PowerUp's channel: https://www.youtube.com/poweruptoys (Links to an external site.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5e2XsHbPYY (Links to an external site.) ***Very Simple #1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3lgjyIBf8g (Links to an external site.) ***very good one! “ The Metaphor”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmd3iAKA0Gw (Links to an external site.) ***Water Bomb Glider
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIqfasfHx1U (Links to an external site.) Simple Glider with Tail Cut
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMJlRiz0GPY (Links to an external site.) ***Tanmay Vassar’s Glider…awesome glider
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12UJvz0f-8k (Links to an external site.) Complex…many steps (same guy as challenge below)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AZOcCdmEo4 (Links to an external site.) The “Ultimate Paper Glider”… very complex, tearing, lots of folds, really cool!