Transportation

This months videos are all about transportation…

Alpha is learning all about:

  • Bikes
  • Trains
  • Planes

There’s lots of math in how people get from one place to the other.  Let’s try some at home…

Planes

What you’ll need:

  • paper
  • paper clip
  • glue
  • measuring tape
  • timer / stopwatch
  • markers/stickers/decorations

What you’ll do:

  • start by making a simple paper airplane (you can learn how to make one here)
  • throw the plane like you normally would and then measure how far it went and how long it took to get there
  • try making different types of airplanes and see if they go farther
  • put the paper clip on different parts of the plane and see how it affects how the plane flies
  • play around with your plane and see if you can make it go farther, faster, or be more stable

Congratulations, you’re now a airplane engineer!