July Discovery: Arrow Gliders

This month in Discovery we designed and made Arrow Gliders!  These are really cool toy jets that you can launch with an included stick and rubber band.

First we learned what symmetry is because we wanted the kids to try and make a symmetrical design on their wings.  Then, we practiced some simple symmetry on the white board as a group.  Next, everyone made a quick practice design for their wings on paper.  Finally they were ready to get the real wings and make their final design.  We used nice markers, and everyone had lots of stamps to choose from if they wanted an animal or character on their plane.  What's cooler than a jet with tigers on the wings!  They made nice designs and seemed thrilled with their gliders.  Great job everyone!

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