How to Construct and Test

Little Helicopters


paper, scissors, paperclips, meter stick, watch or clock



1. Print the little helicopter patterns.

2. Use a meter stick to mark the drop heights.

3. Predict how well the little helicopters will fly.

3. Drop each little helicopter from the following heights:

• 50 centimeters • 100 centimeters • 150 centimeters • 200 centimeters

5. Measure the flight time for each little helicopter and record your data.

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