Reflection: Real World Applications Flight of the Champions (3/3) - Section 2: Active Engagement


Model airplanes. They have been being built in my classroom all year for recess fun and sometimes to cause distractions! However, at the end of the school year, why not take something that is "fun" and turn it into a science unit?

This "toy" and the creation of it is a real world application opportunity for your science lessons. I was able to integrate reading, writing, engineering design, math, debate, physical science, and best of all, fun, into a 3 day mini unit. 

Shouldn't learning always be for a real reason? And why not have (learning) fun?

  It Can Just Feel Like Fun!
  Real World Applications: It Can Just Feel Like Fun!
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Flight of the Champions (3/3)

Unit 11: End of Year Activities
Lesson 3 of 4

Objective: Students will be able to test their paper airplanes for the "Longest Flier" and the "Most Precise Flier".

Big Idea: Students get excited about constructing, competing, and cheering each other on. This lesson integrates all three!

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