The Airplane in the Sky
Building the Airplane in the Sky
The building instructions are copyright and courtesy of Lego Education. The photographs of Scratch codes have all come from one book; namely “Animate, Build, Code with Lego and Scratch. A guide for busy Teachers” by Robin Sitzler-Frazier M.Ed
The PDF below contains the Lego WeDo building instructions for the Airplane in the Sky for free.PDF
Building instructions to create the Airplane in the Skyairplane
Scratch code to compliment the Airplane in the Sky project
You should experiment with:
- Create a virtual sky background for your scratch application to complement the lego model.
- Add some lightning and cloud sprites if you wish
- Adding thunder sounds
- Find a green variable and change it to tilt. See what happens.
Information on the Lego WeDo projects
The wait is finally over! Over the next few courses, we will begin building and programming different Lego robot models. Our eighth build is going to be Airplane in the Sky! This project is a fun lesson in the world of robotics. The build and the programming are easy to work out.
We have a total of 12 lessons for you to share. Students should have a partner to collaborate with. When we are in the building stage, partners alternate between being the parts person (the person who collects that step’s Lego pieces) and the builder (the person who assembles them by following the model’s directions). Each person has 2 turns with their job before swapping. A good partner pays attention to the other person’s role as a means of quality control. It’s better to find and fix a mistake sooner than later!
This is a great project for anyone searching for a Makerspace project or for an activity for teaching STEAM, etc. If you are interested in Lego WeDo, please visit their website
Lego WeDo robotics course outline
- Lesson 1) The Dancing Birds
- Lesson 2) The Sailboat
- Lesson 3) The Ball Kicker
- Lesson 4) The Cheering fans
- Lesson 5) The Goalkeeper
- Lesson 6) The Drumming Monkey
- Lesson 7) The Roaring Lion
- Lesson 8) The Airplane in the Sky
- Lesson 9) The Alligator
- Lesson 10) The Merry Go Round
- Lesson 11) The Bird Flap
- Lesson 12) The Carousel