Descent of a Paper Helicopter Lab

Helicopter Lab

Students create helicopters and add mass one gram at a time until the helicopter has four additional grams. Students stand with their helicopter above their head and their partners use a timer to record how long it takes (in seconds) for the helicopter to drop. Absent students were provided with the supplies needed to conduct the experiment and three additional data trials.

Huff, Puff, & Slide Lab


Students completed a lab seeing how the mass of an object impacts distance. This is a great introduction to metric measurement and requires students to use all of their knowledge previously covered in class.