Create a simple paper toy “helicopter” that spins as it falls.
This is a deceptively simple activity that lets you explore complex behavior of air and pressure. With a piece of paper, scissors and a few folds you can explore aerodynamics.
Force and Motion
Printed templates (in many bright colors) ready to cut out
Paperclips for weight (optional)
Powered fans give you the ability to lift the helicopters up into the air (optional)
Origami mathematics, algorithm, geometry, folding, cutting, aerodynamics, observation
Science Museum of Minnesota