The project’s focus is to create an understanding of basic aerodynamics, simple machines, energy, its types, and its conversion from one form to another form. The activity relates to how a rubber band’s elastic energy is converted into mechanical energy to drive a simple propelling mechanism and basic aerodynamic structure to make a glider by using paper, balsa wood, sticking glue, and a propeller.

Learning outcomes

  • The activity addresses the fundamentals of energy and its conversion into different forms.
  • It describes the basics of aircraft structure and the simple mechanics to make a glider.
  • Understanding of the combination of simple machines and energy to perform a specific task.


  • Mini No. of students: 15
  • Max No. of students: 30
  • Suitable for grade: +6
  • Duration: 45 minutes


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