|During our study of communities, we
learned about various types of transportation - on land, in the air, and
in water. We compared some of these types using Venn Diagrams.
Next, we read a chapter book called The First Flight. It was about Tom Tate and the Wright brothers. We learned a lot about the first flying machine. It was much different than the airplanes we ride on today. Here are writings about some of our experiences on airplanes:
Emory's mom brought in a huge banner to share with our class. It showed us a picture of the Wright brothers and their flying machine. It was autographed by the living relatives of the Wright brothers (and racecar driver Jeff Gordon). We thought it was really cool!
For homework, students created paper airplanes. They came in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Here are a few examples of our creations:
We took our paper airplanes outside and measured the distances of their flights. Here is a picture of some students measuring the flight distance of their planes.
Finally, we recorded our measurements and created graphs to show the flight distances of our paper airplanes. The longest flight made by one of our airplanes was 30 feet (or 360 inches). Here is one of our team graphs that we created with The Graph Club software.