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TECH:Airplane Design, Construction, & Flight (Trans)

Time Frame

2 class periods of 45 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups

Life Skills

Thinking & Reasoning


Melvin Robinson


Students will individual design an airplane and construct it using available materials. Students will demonstrate a successful project by flying the airplane.



1. Graph Paper
2. Styrofoam Meat tray (7 ½" X 9 ½")
3. Paperclips -- balance weight
4. Tools: scissors, sandpaper, utility knife etc.
5. Balance jig

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will design, construct and fly an airplane.

Created: 07/25/2002
Updated: 02/02/2018