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Make and Fly a Helicopter


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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

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Make and Fly a Helicopter

Learners follow the template to build and fly a paper helicopter. They can attempt many experiments (shortening the blades, adding weight to the helicopter) and see how the flight of the helicopter is affected.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Type:
Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Transportation Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
      • Gravity
      • Projectile Motion
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
  • The Nature of Technology
    • The Design Process
      • Invention and Innovation
      • Problem Solving
      • Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Informal Categories


  • Toys
  • Transportation

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, ©2012

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