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In this activity, students learn how to make an aerofoil and to make and fly paper planes. In the process, they learn about aerofoil wing shape (found on planes and birds) and experiment with flying paper planes using angle of attack and nose weight.

Resource thumbnail: Silhouette of plane and bird
How to use

Follow instructions to make an aerofoil section using paper. Note while some of the activities are intended for group of students, many of the activities can still be done by individual students.