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Dream, Grow, Soar: Paper Airplanes

Ken Blackburn's Paper Airplanes
Ken Blackburn's website shares what he knows about paper airplanes. He holds the Guinness record for time aloft for paper airplanes.

Paper Airplanes
The most amazing thing about a paper airplane is that all you need to make one is a sheet of paperónothing more. You don't need scissors, glue, tape, or paper clips. A few folds, a couple of adjustments, and you have a superb paper flyer. The properties of paper give the airplane all the attributes it needs.

PL-1 Joe's Favorite Paper Airplane
This Paper Airplane is the result of years of childhood research, design and testing. Its unique design is resistant to stalling, and it flies very nicely with just a gentle toss.

Flying Wing
An acrobatic flying wing is constructed from plastic foam trays obtainable from a supermarket.

Build the Best Paper Airplane in the World
During the summer of 1950, on the outskirts of Harrisburg Pennsylvania U.S.A., my sister's boyfriend "Skip" was sitting on the glider on the front porch of our house. He said to me - "Hey Mike... bring me a sheet of paper."

Paper Airplane Science
The purpose of this activity is for students to gather some baseline information, make one variable and test the results, make another variable and test the results, choose a paper plane design that they believe will fly the farthest and test the results, graph the longest and average distances flown for each of paper plane trails.

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