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Paper Crafters: Hoop Gliders | Camp Galileo Anywhere Online Classes

Paper Crafters: Hoop Gliders

Age: 1st Grade ((in 2020-21 school year)

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $20

"My son was engaged from the very first minute of this class. He was excited about the project, antsy to get started and so open to instructions. My favorite part was hearing the laughs my son was having with the teacher about how large a glider he created. I highly recommend this course for any child interested in crafting and engineering."
-Stephanie, Arcadia, CA

What You'll Do

Watch your engineering skills soar with your own graceful glider. Experiment with paper construction techniques as you fashion wings and loops that catch air and create drag. BE REFLECTIVE as you try different shapes and combinations of paper pieces, testing and redesigning your straw-and-paper-clip contraption to determine which design flies farthest and comes in for the smoothest landing.

What You'll Need

  • 2 durable plastic straws (no bendy or stirring straws)
  • 2 sheets of standard-size paper (any color)
  • 6 paper clips (any size)
  • Tape (any type)
  • Scissors
  • Computer or tablet with speaker and camera
  • Internet access
  • Zoom application installed
    • Signed in with your child’s name
    • Unmuted (the instructor will manage class muting/unmuting)
Additional Prep

We will spend a little class time practicing how to tear tape off a dispenser roll. If you don’t have a tape dispenser your child can easily use, pre-tear 2 pieces of tape approximately 3″ long each.

What You'll Take Away arrow

Paper construction techniques and glider design tricks The skills to be reflective and notice what is and isn’t working in your design A high-flying, smooth-landing glider.

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