Keep it Plane

Teachers — modeling as students — engineer paper airplanes after making predictions based on their process/product.

Campbell, Cox, Gilly, Liles

The airplane is a very traditional bi-wing model that is readily found on the internet. It is more broad than the traditional airplane.

Our plane was formed by starting the folding method with a horizontal sheet of paper, whereas the opposing team appears to have begun folding from the vertical position.

Our airplane glided a good distance (~20 feet) before it came to rest on the ground. We made up for our speed with our time spent in the air.

Unlike our predictions, the airplane slowly came to a stop, rather than a sudden stop.

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