The 5th Graders had a great time doing a STEAM lesson. First, we created our own airplanes and tried to fly them. We measured how far the paper airplanes went. Then we discussed what makes an airplane fly by considering the 4 forces of thrust, gravity, drag, and lift. Then we fixed and recreated our airplanes according to a proper engineering process-- ask, imagine, plan, create, experiment, and improve. Finally, we wrote about our projects. We also published our expository text about our activity.