Paper Airplanes for Fun and Profit
* Actually there is no profit in here but it will impress children.
When you ask anyone if they can fold and make a paper airplane, he or she will probably say yes, unequivocally. However, when the paper hits the air, you will discover that it is much harder than it seems. The record by the way is 27.6 seconds by Ken Blackburn.
Paper airplanes provide inexpensive entertainment that is also very educational. Folding planes requires attention to detail and the ability to follow directions, both great skills for children to learn. It is also a great way to learn the fundamentals of flight. The same forces that make a real airplane fly are involved with paper airplanes, just on a smaller scale.
We discuss a little history and have laughs as we try to launch our creations. By the end of the session, you will have successful mastered the fundamentals of aerodynamics and constructed three to five wonderful flying machines - from the simple to the colourful and fancy. More importantly you will walk away with the diagrams to be able to duplicate your skills when you get home.
Children of all ages from 7 to 70 welcomed.