- explaining why you didn't select designs;
- explaining how you modified your final design;
- explaining why you chose your final design.
Today, we learned about pitch, roll, and yaw. We practiced folding our planes and then described how some of them flew using the aforementioned terms. Again, these words would be great to use when:
This week, we learned about the center of gravity and the center of lift. This topic would be great to include in your report. For instance, find the center of gravity and center of lift in the paper airplane designs you didn't choose and see if the center of gravity is in front of the center of lift. If not, then that would be a good explanation as to why you did not choose it.
To determine the center of lift and gravity, we used this activity.
Today, we learned about Bernoulli's principle. In other words, they learned how different amounts of air pressure on a wing can cause a plane to ascend or descend.
Today, we organized ourselves into teams. Be on the lookout over the next several weeks for an email or phone call from your child's Paper Airplane Challenge coach.
Thank you to the 25 students who turned out for today's info session. Permission slips will be sent home to them by the end of the week.
An info session for this seminar will be held on Tue., Sep. 20th.