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This site from the Exploratorium presents instructions on how to fold a paper airplane using an origami technique.  You'll find diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions as well as tips for trimming and flying a paper airplane.  The site also provides an explanation of the physics involved in a paper airplane's flight.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- General
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Projectile Motion
- Informal Education
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Project
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Physics To Go This resource was a Physics To Go feature from April 16, 2007 until May 1, 2007. View the feature here!

Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: Has a copyright or other licensing restriction.
Keywords: Bernoulli's principle, energy, flight
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 2, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Apr 26, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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(Exploratorium, San Francisco), WWW Document, (
Paper Airplanes (Exploratorium, San Francisco), <>.
APA Format
Paper Airplanes. (n.d.). Retrieved May 22, 2024, from Exploratorium:
Chicago Format
Exploratorium. Paper Airplanes. San Francisco: Exploratorium. (accessed 22 May 2024).
MLA Format
Paper Airplanes. San Francisco: Exploratorium. 22 May 2024 <>.
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