Design a Sampling Aircraft

Build an aircraft that can collect air samples.

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

Aircraft body and storage compartment:
  • Wooden skewers or straws or thin dowels
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Playing Cards
  • paper, cardstock, tissue paper or craft foam
  • Plastic bags
  • Small objects to use as samples (like confetti)
  • 10 - 20 ft dental floss or fishing line(for zipline)
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Difficulty Level


This design challenge may require moderate motor skills, understanding of some abstract concepts, or uncommon materials to build.