Worrying About Weight: Spy Glider Optimization

Grades 7-8 / Science / Engineering

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Lesson Objective

Test gliders using criteria and constraints


8 min

Questions to Consider

  • How do students apply their science knowledge when designing and testing gliders?
  • Why is it helpful to involve students in planning for testing?
  • How do students use science and engineering practices in this lesson?

Next Generation Science Standards

MS_ETS 1-2, MS_ETS 1-3

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