Taking Flight

Innovative Program

Milford Middle School in the Quakertown Community School District participates in the International Paper Airplane Challenge, where students use the scientific method to research what makes the best paper airplane. The students do the research, propose their own questions and design controlled experiments in order to test their hypotheses. Their notes and data are kept on a wiki web site along with uploaded videos and graphs of their data. The program partners Milford with other schools in Australia and New York. Students are able to view the work of other student scientists at the partner schools and have online discussions about the project.

Learn more about Milford Middle School’s Team 8 Blue

Watch the NBC 10 “Teacher Says” segment on the program