For Flight Lab we've been doing lots and lots of experiments on flight, the 4 aerodynamic forces (lift, thrust, drag and weight), air pressure, and more.
Among other things we've made a bunch of different kinds of airplanes:
Today we planned a field trip to our local park to try out the different planes.
We tweaked each plane considering the 4 Aerodynamic Forces.
Freebies* I created a handy worksheet for the kids to record their data and compare the flight distance of each airplane. You're welcome to download yours here.
* Here is a free instruction sheet on how to fold a Basic Dart Airplane.
I frequently receive inquiries from folks who want to know what sources we use for science, so I try to include a source with each experiment. This particular Flight Lab is part of the Supercharged Science curriculum. This is a fantastic video based curriculum with loads of fun activities using things you can mostly find around the house.