These flight activities making loop airplanes are fun and inexpensive. Life and thrust are the primary forces that keep airplanes aloft. Lift of the airplanes in these activities are provided by the loops attached to a straw. The thrust is provided by your finger. You give the airplane a quick push forward with your finger and then let it go.
These airplanes can easily fly forty or fifty feet. One person reported a plane that was made with several straws and loops. The plane flew the length of a football field.
Tree Rings - Life Science Activity You can be a science detective and discover what the weather was like by looking at tree rings. Learn more in this fun activity.
Globe Toss - Earth Science Activity Compare the size of the world's oceans in this activity that is just a toss up of fun!
Earthquake Waves - Simple Sci. Activities Earthquake waves cause rice to shake rattle and roll in this science activity.
Nature Mobile - Elementary Sci. Activities Go for a nature walk to gather materials to create your very own special and unique nature mobile.
Marshmallow Crystals - Geology Activities Learn the difference between glassy, microscopic crystals and large crystals in this fun and good to eat science project.
Loop Airplanes - Flight Activities Get some friends together and build loop airplanes made from straws and circles of construction paper.
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