Design a Powerful Bird Wing

Design and build a powerful bird wing that can spin you around in an office chair when you flap it.

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • yard stick or other strong sticks
  • rubber bands
  • tape
  • recycled plastic bags or recycled cardstock
  • scissors
Testing Station
  • See if your wing produces enough lift to spin either
    • a swivel chair or
    • the blades of a fan

Difficulty Level


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


This design challenge has downloadable resources available.