Paper Airplane Flight Basics

These are resources for a 2 day unit on the basics of flight using paper airplanes.

In this video, I show how to make/create 3 different paper airplane designs. Thanks to Michael Dispezio for showing how to create these airplanes in a STEM workshop in Oklahoma City on February 18, 2014.

These are the introductory slides I used for this lesson series.

Paper Airplanes - Basics of Flight

On day 1 I used this Discovery Streaming video on "NASA at 50" and the history of designing "lifting body" aircraft. On Day 2 I used this video from Virgin Galactic to talk about how aircraft and spacecraft design is still happening and needed today