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St Nicholas CE Primary School

Week 2 - Paper Airplanes!

Paper Airplanes!


Warm ups


Online warm up

Explore the NASA website: Find out about the Mission to the Moon.

Offline warm up

Find a quiet place in nature. Bring a journal and record everything you see.


Main Challenge! 


This week’s challenge is to put your engineering hat on to design and test the best paper airplane.




Tape measure

Optional materials – scissors, paper clips, pens to decorate


Paper aeroplanes can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Your job is to make a few, then test which travel the furthest.


Use the sheet below to help you create some planes (you could also design some of your own.)


When they are ready, test how far the travel using the guide below.


How to measure the distance traveled

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