Author: Flite Test STEM
Learning Strand: Engineering and Design
Level: All School Levels
Length: 4 hours. Students design challenge creating a flying aircraft using just a pizza box.
Flite Test STEM at home learning module!
Parents, prior to taking flight with us please review and see if this lesson fits your child's' age group;
Level: Elementary to Middle School
Previous Lessons Needed (Recommended);
Learning Strands: Build 2 Fly and Engineering and Design (See Curriculum Maps for Learning Strand details)
Length: 3-5 hrs or use suggested Home School Schedule
Author: Jake Marshall and Josh Bixler
EZ Power Pack Option
Power Pack H Option
Hot Glue Gun and hot glue sticks
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE REGARDING HOT GLUE: Hot Glue Guns get extremely hot, and should always be handled with care. Young students should always be supervised when using hot glue. Review hot glue safety with your students prior to using hot glue guns.
Utility Knives (if you are working with younger kids, you can use plastic cards instead of knives)
See an Existing Solution
Purpose: Prior to Lesson Activity #1, the student must gain an understanding of the challenge at hand and see what existing solutions are out there prior to the design of their own. If you feel that it might be too challenging to have your student create their own, please download the PDF plans attached to this lesson below the lesson.
Download the Free Plans Below
See other student pizza plane designs that were successful!
ISTE Standards of Creativity and Innovation
Research and Information Fluency
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Technology Operations and Concepts
Next Generation Science Standards
ETS 1A: Defining and Delimiting and Engineering Problem
ETS 1B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS 1C: Optimizing the Design Solution