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PowerUp 3.0 NGSS

SKU #AIR-305
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A motorized paper airplane controlled by your smartphone? Wow!


A motorized paper airplane controlled by your smartphone? Wow! Voted "Best of Toy Fair" by Popular Science, this kit transforms ordinary paper planes into flying machines that you can maneuver with your smartphone. Once charged, the plane will fly for up to 10 minutes at a time at a speed of 5 MPH. Choose from beginner or advanced modes. A wonderful way to teach about technology and the physics of flight. Experiment with a wide range of design variables! Kit includes airplane templates, a quick-charge PowerUp 3.0 smart (Bluetooth) module with a crash-proof carbon fiber body, battery pack, spare propeller, spare rudder, desk stand, micro USB charging cable and user's guide. For ages 14+



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

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The PowerUp 3.0 is a motorized paper airplane with a crash-proof carbon fiber body, controlled by your smart phone.

This paper airplane conversion kit will teach students the basic principles of physics, the concepts of flight, and the fundamentals of electronics. When the electric engine spins the propeller, energy is released.

Students can use PowerUp 3.0 to investigate many problems regarding forces and interactions as well as fascinating trials to study flight, gravity, force and motion. With the PowerUp 3.0, students will observe Newton's Laws of Motion in action. It is designed for older learners in Middle and High School. The observable and measurable results of trials will allow students to collect and analyze data for a better understanding of forces.

The many different airplane designs give students opportunities to prioritize criteria for safety and reliability of the craft. By changing the design, students can test a variety of real world changes. Advanced students can develop computer simulations to evaluate criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problems. The remote Bluetooth control adds opportunity for reliability of flight, as the students develop confidence in their engineering and mastery of the control panel.


* 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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