This week we are exploring the work of an engineer. We decided to kick off Engineer’s Week with designing and making our own paper airplanes. We talked about airplanes and how we think they fly. We learned that:
Airplanes fly because they are able to generate a force called Lift which normally moves the airplane upward. Lift is generated by the forward motion of the airplane through the air.
We wondered if paper would be a good material to make real airplanes but Shane and Hanna suggested that it would not be strong enough and would be damaged easily.
We went on to make our very own paper airplanes, following step by step instructions. We decorated them and then came the best part- testing them out! We had lots of fun testing our paper airplanes and seeing how far they could fly.
This week we will be learning about the work of different types of engineers, investigating bridges and building with Lego and blocks!
Check out the pictures of us working as engineers and testing out our paper airplanes.