Build a Lightweight Airplane Wing

Build a lightweight wing structure that is 12 inches long and can hold up a heavy load (weight) without deflecting.

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Inspiration Video

Suggested Materials

  • different types of paper
  • tape
  • straws
Testing Station
  • paper cup
  • string
  • marbles
  • small piece of wood (optional)
  • c-clamp (optional)

Difficulty Level


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

Educator Resources

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