Grade 6

Paper Airplanes: Grade 6

Understanding Structures and Mechanisms - Flight

Task Description: Using The Greatest Paper Airplanes (Kitty Hawk) Software, or visiting “Nick’s Airplane” or http:// “Flying Fish” students follow the step by step video and the pictorial directions to create their plane. Students may also choose to freely design their airplane.


  • Paper 8.5" X 11" recycled or origami paper (coloured differently on each side)
  • Greatest Paper Airplanes software (see page 2) or use this alternate web site “Nicks Airplane”,
  • measuring tape,
  • paper strips 5x15 cm,
  • pencils and paper for recording observations,
  • hula-Hoop,
  • jumbo paper clip,
  • scissors,
  • ruler