Thursday, May 5, 2011

How to: Make a spinning helicopter

At Messy Fingers at the Millbury Library this week, we played with all kinds of things that fly through the air.

Here is the helicopter we made. We added a single paper clip to the bottom, but the addition of a second or a larger paper clip might affect the flight pattern. Hmm, now doesn't that sounds like an interesting experiment!

We also played with spinning blimp toys. Here is the video from which I learned to make the blimp. How you let go of it makes all the difference in how it flies. It is a quick and easy toy to make. Ours were much thicker and made from card stock.

~Let me know how your experiments turn out.

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