What you need to know before you begin this project:

                • It should take around 1 hour to complete.
                • It is designed to be completed independently by children in grades 3-5
                  and with adult assistance for children in grades K-2.
                • Collect the common household objects on the materials list (see below).
                • The video guides children through the entire project, teaching science
                  concepts along the way. Stopping points are included for each set of building steps.

What you need to know before you begin this project:

  • It should take around 1 hour to complete.
  • It is designed to be completed independently by children in grades 3-5
    and with adult assistance for children in grades K-2.
  • Collect the common household objects on the materials list (see below).
  • The video guides children through the entire project, teaching science
    concepts along the way. Stopping points are included for each set of building steps.

Materials You’ll Need

Direction Sheet:

Go to Instagram to share your inventions after class!
Use #lyiwedges and tag us at @the.league.of.young.inventors

Go to Instagram to share your inventions after
class! Use #lyiwedges and tag us at
@the.league.of.young.inventors

Want to learn more? Check out these extra videos, games, and activities

Aerospace engineers are working on a V-shaped plane for the future that will be able to save more fuel. Instead of just using a wedge shape for the nose of the plane’s body, this entire plane would be a giant wedge, with passengers sitting in the wings.

In this video, you can watch a wedge-shaped truck drive through a mile worth of MythBusters props.

Want to learn more? Check out these extra videos, games, and activities

Aerospace engineers are working on a V-shaped plane for the future that will be able to save more fuel. Instead of just using a wedge shape for the nose of the plane’s body, this entire plane would be a giant wedge, with passengers sitting in the wings.

In this video, you can watch a wedge-shaped truck drive through a mile worth of MythBusters props.

To download the materials list and extension activities, click here.