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Wednesday, May 19, 9-9:45 a.m. PDT (12-12:45 p.m. EDT)



Target Audience:

K-8 Classrooms and Students


Just last month, we made history with the first helicopter flight on Mars! Now, after several more successful flights, NASA is expanding its plans for the Ingenuity Mars helicopter to explore how the technology could be used for future missions. In this live stream for students in grades K-8, we'll build our own paper helicopters designed to fly on Earth while we talk about how NASA designed a helicopter capable of flying on Mars.

Follow along with education specialists Lyle Tavernier and Brandon Rodriguez from the education team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Optimize your design and asks questions as you build along with us to perfect your helicopter at home.

Watch Online (Wednesday, May 19 at 9 a.m. PDT)

Have the following supplies handy to build along with us:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Paperclip
  • If possible, print out this template ahead of time

You can also follow the process on the activity page at the link below:

If you and your students have questions specific to what you're learning, register your classroom, educational organization, or household at the registration link below for an opportunity to have your questions answered during a live Q&A session with NASA.

  • This live broadcast is designed for grades K-8 classrooms and students.
  • Registrants must be at least 18 years old. If you are under 18, have a teacher or adult fill out the registration form on your behalf.
  • Educators and households who register will receive information about how to submit questions during the live stream.
  • You do not need to register to watch and build – only to ask questions during the live stream.

This event is presented by Learning Space with NASA at Home, which provides K-12 students, their families, and educators with standards-aligned STEM activities, tutorials, and resources for home learning. For more resources related to this workshop, see the Explore More section below.

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