This week in STEM, the 2/3 class used what they learned about how things fly, and the four forces of flight, to design and build a toy that flies. The Driving Question for this project is: How can we use our understanding of flight and forces to build a toy that flies?
They brainstormed ideas about how they were going to get thrust (launch their toy), and how they were going to create lift (to keep it in the air) and reduce drag. Using materials such as balsa wood, wire, and wooden dowels, they designed their toys and started building! Some students built gliders, some used rubber bands as a launcher, and some used a propeller. Each student came up with a unique and creative design. We look forward to testing them out next week once they’re all complete!