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Flying Butterfly NGSS

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Hide this inside a book or greeting card and watch it fly when released!

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Wind up this clever little device and hide it inside a book or greeting card. When it is set free, the butterfly will spin and fly up to 20 feet in the air! Amazing! Styles may vary.

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A Huge Hit
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I bought these for an energy escape room prize and the kids LOVED them!
Elizabeth Nelson

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butterfly stick
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Good instrument to show energy conservation with rubber bands.
Sian

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Thought-provoking Physics
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It's a great gag, but how does it work? I took some high-speed video to reveal the propulsion method. It's like no plane I've seen before. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DuHNzdnoc8
Paul Nord
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FLYING BUTTERFLY
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Just "OK". As a practical joker from way back, the idea is valid. Though in execution, these butterflies don't jump up and fly very well. Oiling the bearing yields better results. Experiment with winding it up more than 25X as the instructions state. At the very least, they will likely startle your subject/victim, but mine did not fly 20-feet..... ...maybe a few inches as it flopped around on the table.
TIMOTHY RANEY

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Everyone loved it!
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I bought ten of these for office gifts. I included them in the Christmas cards. The cards were all opened at once and everyone jumped. It was pretty funny. Make sure to include the package envelope for the butterfly. It explains it and it's good for storage.
Colleen Rooney

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sister still screams
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This butterfly has given our home flights of fun for months! We never get tired of putting in our sister's laptop or Dad's book. And of course they love to retaliate in our books! Buying another to send to our cousin in his birthday card!
kal

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Brief but fun
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Does not last long but fun for a brief moment.
Allan

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Good
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These are great surprise items. I put them in a few books, then we talk about elastic potential energy. I would buy more if they were a little cheaper.
Jim B

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AWESOME and inexpensive
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Love this toy! I do recommend adding additional rubber bands to the purchase. After 4 classes ours broke and I would have paid more to have the additional rubber bands handy!
Tracie Cain

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

3-LS3-1

Students can use the Flying Butterfly to make observations and analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.

4-PS3-4

Students can use the Flying Butterfly to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another.

3-5-ETS1-3

Students can use the Flying Butterfly to plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

MS-PS3-5

Students can use the Flying Butterfly to construct, use, and present arguments or experiments to support the claim that when the motion energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.

MS-ETS1-4

Students can use the Flying Butterfly to develop a model or experiment to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

MS-LS4-4

Students can use the Flying Butterfly to run trials and construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.

HS-PS3-4

Students can use the Flying Butterfly to design, build, and refine a device that works within given constraints to convert one form of energy into another form of energy.

HS-LS4-3

Students can use the Flying Butterfly to apply concepts of statistics and probability to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait.

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3-LS3-1
MS-LS4-4

Students can creatively use the Flying Butterfly to run trials to produce evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.

HS-PS1-7

Twisting the rubber band in preparation for flight, presents a simple and dramatic demonstration of energy transfer in the Flying Butterfly. Students can add variables to their investigation for added learning.

HS-LS4-3

Students can creatively use the Flying Butterfly to run trials in an investigation about different heritable flying traits of an organism.

HS-LS3-3

Students can creatively use the Flying Butterfly to run trials in an investigation about different heritable flying traits of an organism and apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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