- Make & Take
- Forces and Motion
The Hoopster is not your average paper airplane! It uses two paper "hoops" instead of wings to create the force of lift that makes it fly.
Lift results from air moving more quickly in between the hoops than the air around them. When we throw the Hoopster, air rushes into the hoops, creating the force of lift that makes it glide through the air.
In this activity, students make their own Hoopsters, with adult help, then have fun making them fly!
As some of the steps may be tricky for kindergarteners, you may wish to prepare a certain amount of the activity beforehand, or have the activity as a station for small groups of students.