Paperplanes in 8th class

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The first thing we did was to collect the flying objects on the blackboard.

Then we dealt with the history of flying. We designed posters about the inventors who set the first milestones for flying.

Important people were: Count Zeppelin, Otto Lilienthal, the Wright brothers and the Montgolfier brothers. Their profiles can be seen below.

In addition, we also dealt with the physical background of flying. We were explained how an airplane can fly and we saw a film about it. Forces that are important for flying: Lift, weight, thrust and aerodynamic drag.

And finally we folded paper planes and made a competition which flies the furthest.