Wikijunior:Big Book of Fun Science Experiments/Paper Helicopter

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So you fancy flying a paper helicopter do you? Well read on!

You will need[edit | edit source]

  • Paper
  • Paperclip
  • Scissors

What you must do[edit | edit source]

1 Cut out 2 paper rectangles 10cm long and 2cm wide.


2 Put the pieces together and fold the 2 ends over 2cm from the edge


3 Stick a paperclip on the end to hold them together.

4 Fold 1 side upwards and the other one down.


5 Your helicopter is nearly finished! You need to pull the wings out a little then let the paper helicopter spin as it falls to the ground.


Experiments that you can do with you helicopter[edit | edit source]

References and further reading[edit | edit source]

For children and adults[edit | edit source]

  • CGP "National curriculum science- Forces in action" ISBN 184146273