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NUMB3RS - Season 2 - "Assassin" - Experimenting with Paper Airplanes

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

In the episode "Assassin," Charlie and Larry discuss a paper airplane contest and some factors that affect the flight of a paper airplane. Because it is much simpler, a paper airplane can be easily modified and then tested to see how those changes affect its flight.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the Teacher Page.

During the Activity

Discuss the materials from the Student Page with your class.

After the Activity

Encourage students to explore web sites and questions from the Extensions page.