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Solana Santa Fe Discovery Club

Lani Whitmer and Payton Parker
Lani Whitmer and Payton Parker

During the biweekly Discovery Club at Solana Santa Fe Elementary on March 2, the school’s science teacher Mr. Kyle talked to students about aerodynamics, the science of how objects move through the air. After explaining how airplanes fly, he challenged the 80 students in attendance to build their own paper airplane.

Amanda Arnett, pictured with Solana Santa Fe’s science teacher Mr. Kyle, was awarded first place for building the most creative paper airplane.

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Brett Foley won the first place prize for having his paper airplane fly the longest distance.

Also, the science teacher shared some interesting facts about paper airplanes:

• The world record for flight duration is 27.6 seconds.

• The world record for distance is 193 feet.

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• The largest paper airplane every to fly had a wingspan of 40 feet.

(Top row, l-r): Amanda Arnett, pictured with Solana Santa Fe’s science teacher Mr. Kyle, was awarded first place for building the most creative paper airplane; Nolan Ezzet; Lani Whitmer and Payton Parker; (Bottom row, l-r) Gigi Carpenter; Brett Foley won the first place prize for having his paper airplane fly the longest distance; Eric Bucher.


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