Engineer an Airfoil

Build a wing that can generate lift from a fan while carrying weight.

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • tape
  • scissors
  • cardboard
  • straws
  • paper plates
  • tissue paper
  • weights: binder clips, pennies, paper clips
Testing Station
  • fan
  • dowel or rod
  • styrofoam block

Difficulty Level


This design challenge requires simple motor skills, understanding of straightforward concepts, or common materials to build.