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Make a glider:

You'll need-

  • pattern
  • paper
  • straws
  • tape
  • scissors

Circle icon (4k) Cut the strips (pattern)

Circle icon (4k) Form strips into circles

Circle icon (4k) Tape one circle to end of straw

Circle icon (4k) Tape other circle to opposite end

Circle icon (4k) It's ready to fly!

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Circle icon (4k) Try different shapes.

Circle icon (4k) How high does each fly?

Circle icon (4k) How far do they glide?

Circle icon (4k) Try aiming for a target.

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What changes if you use different kinds of paper? Use a cocktail straw to make tiny gliders. Which end is the front of the glider?

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