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The Plane! The Plane!
Objective To construct an airplane
Purpose To demonstrate simple aerodynamics.
Participants Any number of individuals or teams.
Materials Balsa wood, sheet of paper; glue, scissors, buttons, tape, wire, standard rubber band, paper clips, beads, a stick
Rules
  1. Participants have one hour to construct an airplane from the materials.
  2. The plane's wingspan may not exceed 40 cm
Procedure The completed planes will be launched from a set position.
Judging The plane that travels the furthest and remains undamaged is the winner.
Source Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.

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