Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Origami Geometry Takes Flight!

As a culmination to our geometry unit, we have created 
3 origami projects!
(Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding.)
Our latest project was folding paper airplanes!
 Look at our amazing array of aircraft ready for take-off!

 First, we practiced with some test flights!

 Then we were ready to take flight...

into the wild blue yonder!

Once our flights landed....

We worked with our co-pilots to measure the distances
 of our flights!

 Check out the stats of our top 3 flyers!

After all information was recorded we discussed what we had learned about symmetry, wind, and measurement!
What did you enjoy most about this experience?
What did you learn?
Do you plan to try some other designs at home?   


  1. Dear Mrs.Ranney and Class,

    Like I said in class, I learned that life isn't fair because sometimes people do better and fly farther than you even though you tried really hard. I also learned that you can't throw a paper airplane really hard. I did not know that the wind could really affect a paper airplane. I think that the paper clips helped the paper airplanes fly farther and smoother. I can't wait until I make a paper airplane at home and send it in for photo of the day.



  2. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    The airplane project was an amazing experience. My favorite part of this experience was calculating the distance of how far our planes traveled and measuring the length of the paper airplanes flight.

    I learned that the trick to flying a paper airplane is not throwing it as far as you can, but instead throw it pretty hard but not the hardest you can throw. The reason you don't want to throw the plane too hard and not aim the plane because if you just throw the plane does not travel very far.

    At home I plan to build a plane out of my paper airplane kit, and copy the direction in the book regarding how to fold the plane and then measure how far it travels.



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