1. Printer paper (at least 16 sheets per team). Optionally, you can let your students use colored construction paper instead.
  2. Additional, optional materials that can be useful for making paper airplanes. These materials are not required; you can decide what to use based on what you have available in your classroom. 
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Tape
  • Paper clips
  • Colored markers

     3. Open, indoor space for throwing paper airplanes (at least the length of your classroom, with no furniture in the way). If you have students who are particularly good at making and throwing planes, you may need to move into a hallway or a large room like the gym or cafeteria.

      4. Tape measure. You can decide whether to use a metric or English tape measure depending on which units for distance your students are familiar with.
       5. Optional: calculator for calculating average distance