Engineers use aerodynamics to design aeroplane's wings and even the wheel covers on this plane. Aerodynamics is the science that deals with air moving against an object, like air moving across the body of a car. Aerodynamics is used to design the shape of planes, cars, boats, trains, motor bikes or just about anything made by mankind that moves through the air.

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Paper plains can be fun to make, try some different designs and observe the aerodynamics of each model. Write the reasons you think some models fly better than others. Check things like accuracy in the folding, shape of the wings, weight and balance.




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