The Artificial Maple Seed:
A paper copy of a maple seed
Create different flying machines that help explain the forces of aerodynamics.
construction paper or card stock, ruler, scissors, paperclips. Optionally, markers, crayons, etc. to decorate the flyers.
- Cut a piece of paper approximately 8” long by 1-1/2” wide.
- Along one edge fold back the paper about 1/4”.
- At one end fold the paper back approximately 1/2”.
- Repeat five (5) times.
- Take a paperclip and slide over the folder end parallel to the short edge.
- Take outside or into a large room and through it high in the air. Watch it spin down to earth! (It does need a good height and still air to settle in to its flight mode)
- Why does the maple seed spin?
- Wha advantage does this give the seed over other seeds?
Activity by Steve Newlands, Bates Site