Individual Challenge OR Group Challenge
*Complete one (1) activity Attend, participate, and complete
*Answer one (1) research question activities during the STEM Saturday
on April 21, 2015
When you turn in your completed assignment, you will receive a certificate, prize, and
badge. You will be recognized on June 5, 2015 at the End of Grade Awards Ceremony.
Individual Challenge - Activity: Complete one activity. Record your results. Write about what
*Create an airplane with the same design but different materials (copy paper, card
stock paper, construction paper, writing paper). Which airplane flew the furthest?
Which airplane was the least successful? Complete five trials (test five airplanes).
*Create a parachute of the same design but with different types of material (plastic bag,
cotton material, paper, etc.). Which parachute had a safe landing? Which parachute
was the least successful? Complete five trials (test five parachutes).
*Make a CD hovercraft. How long did the CD hover in the air? Complete five trials
with different shapes and sizes of balloons.
*Visit www.flightradar24.com to see what air flight controllers use to track airplanes.
Click on the blue dot for Raleigh, NC. On the Raleigh Durham International Airport
list, how many flights are listed as delayed or diverted? How many flights are listed
as “landed.” Now click on the blue dot for Charlotte, NC. Does Raleigh have more delays than Charlotte?
Individual Challenge - Research: Answer one question within your grade level.
3rd-5th grade students are expected to use complete sentences and/or detailed paragraphs.
Pre-K & K: Draw something you want to fly in. Where do you want to travel to?
1st & 2nd: Draw a helicopter and airplane. Write three things that make them different
from each other.
3rd - 5th: Define the four principles of flight: lift, drag, thrust, and weight.