Teacher Review for SimplePlanes

Awesome Aerodynamics and Fantastic Fun!

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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with ELL
General
How I Use It
I used this project to teach my 7th grade students how aerodynamics work. I first used is for classwork and then I even allowed them to use it when they were done with their work. It really helped them with their physics.
My Take
Although some student just decided to not do what they were supposed to (like one of my students building a Mach 4 fighter jet when we were supposed to try to make a prop plane that would fly the longest with 20 gallons of fuel), It was a invaluable teaching tool and I think everyone should use it to teach aerodynamics. The only thing I think they should add is a way to make curved wings and experiment with different airfoils, but overall it has all it needs.