For this week’s project, we’re going to design paper helicopters! At first glance, this project is simple, but, upon closer inspection, its rather deceptive as there are a lot of variables for students to manipulate and experiment with. Using only some basic supplies, you will work in teams to produce a paper helicopter, based on an initial basic design, that will stay aloft the longest.
- Paper (the more different kinds, the better; vary them in thickness/weight)
- Paperclips (again, the more different sizes and weights, the better)
- Measuring tape (seamstress tape works best)