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August 25th, 2010

Take the Floppy Flyer challenge!

The Floppy Flyer challenge came from an idea by Kids’ Science Challenge winner Olivia Smith Donovan. She noticed how maple seed pods slowly twirl to the ground and wondered if their design could be used to deliver emergency packages. Click here to learn more about Olivia.

You can create your very own flying invention, When you take the Floppy Flyer Challenge, you’ll make your own paper flyer based on nature’s design of maple seed pods. Then, you’ll test how fast your Floppy Flyer flies to the ground and write down your results. Click here to get started!

Floppy Flyer 1 Floppy Flyer 2

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