Helicopters Start your next mission here! Investigate the incredible world of helicopters by viewing any of the high-flying videos on the playlist, or tackle one of the tricky challenges in the choiceboard below. STEAMventures await! Video Playlists Ages 5-7 Ages 7-9 All Ages Digital Choiceboard Flip over the tiles to discover crafts, experiments and more! Choose as many as you like. Make A Fun Helicopter Toy From Popsicle Sticks Did you know the very first helicopter was a toy? Read all about bamboo dragonflies and how they became the inspiration for modern helicopters. Then, ask a favorite grown-up to help you make a model helicopter from popsicle sticks! Explore The History Of Helicopters First, read a brief encyclopedia entry on helicopters to learn how they were invented and learn about all the ways they are able to move.Next, immerse yourself in the history of helicopters. Your journey starts all the way back in the year 1100! Play a Helicopter Simulation Game Simulators are essential tools for learning how to use expensive technology pieces without worry about damaging the real thing. Want to see a simulator in action? Check out this fully immersive helicopter simulator.Then try piloting by playing this fun Helicopter Rescue Simulation game. Control using the shift, space, w, a, s, d keys. Make A Rubber Band Powered Helicopter Toy with Two Rotors Models are important tools in creating & testing new ideas. Watch two people work with and test a dual-rotor helicopter model. Then try making one yourself by following this step-by-step guide to creating a Rubber Band Powered Helicopter. Ask A Helicopter Pilot A Question Click here to check out this exciting interview with Mike Buckley, a real helicopter pilot. Then write a couple of questions that you would like to ask a real helicopter pilot and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. In a few days, a real helicopter pilot will answer back! Make A Model Of The Mars Helicopter Want to know more about the first helicopter in space? Click here to visit NASA and discover 6 Things to Know About NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. Then make a fun marshmallow Mars helicopter model of your own using materials found around the house. Practice Your Engineering Skills By Modifying A Paper Copter Model Engineering is an art! To learn what it means to be an engineer and how they follow the design process, watch this fun and informative video. Then practice your engineering skills by making and testing a modified version of the paper helicopter. Make An Origami Helicopter Origami, the ancient Japanese practice of folding paper into shapes and designs, is both an Art and a Science. It’s a precise practice that has wowed for ages. Want to try? Follow these directions on how to make an origami paper helicopter. Learn About Tangrams Then Tackle Some Helicopter Shaped Puzzles Tangrams are an ancient Chinese puzzle form that makes use of geometric shapes. Learn all about them in A Sage's Journey: The Story of Tangrams. Next, use these free digital tangrams to build the different helicopter shapes by clicking on the links below. Helicopter Tangram #1 Helicopter Tangram #2 Helicopter Tangram #3 Solve These Math Problems Based On A Very Creative Helicopter Then Watch The Video Complete several fun math activities based on a unique helicopter built from 54 model helicopter rotors! Once you’ve completed the math activities, watch this video of the helicopter’s inventor flying his invention for the first time!