Bunny and Ele-Copters

Lesson #9956

Decorate fun Helicopters and watch them spin as they are dropped from any height.

Create unique science activities with Ellison Dies. The Helicopter is an activity that can be differentiated for any age to meet physical science standards!

Decorate and assemble two Helicopters of different sizes and drop from a designated height to analyze the rate at which objects fall.

29132-XL-Ellison SureCut Die - Helicopter Activity - XL

Supplies Used: Cardstock or Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Crayons, Glue, Craft Sticks, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the XL Helicopter Activity from various colors of cardstock or construction paper.
  2. Decorate each shape or leave as a solid color.
  3. Fold sides along perforations and secure with double-sided tape (Figure A).
  4. Attach a paper clip to the bottom of the taped edge (Figure B).
  5. Fold along top perforations. Bend one blade forward and the other back (Figure C).
  6. Drop the die-cut shapes. Blades will spin like a helicopter propeller as the die-cut falls. Compare how the shapes fall (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • K-4 - Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
  • 5-8 - Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.

Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.
  • 5-8 - Students integrate visual, spatial and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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