Shared by Cathy Walker
Read Olive the Other Reindeer by J. Otto Seibold. After reading, students are challenged with the task of making Olive the dog fly the farthest distance.
Students will make Olive fly by attaching her to the bottom of a paper airplane using string and tape. To construct each paper airplane students will use 1 piece of paper, scissors, tape, and paper clips.
Allow students time to plan out their designs as a team. Give students approximately 30-40 minutes to construct and test their designs.
At the end of the activity, be sure to have students reflect on the effectiveness of each of their designs.
3-PS2-1 balanced and unbalanced forces
3-PS2-2 Make measurements to provide evidence for patterns and predict future motion
3-PS-2-4 Research the engineering design process
Now that we have read the book, please gather with your group and use the provided materials to build a mechanism to help Olive the dog fly the farthest distance.