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					                        Paper Airplane Experiment
                                   Objectives:
                             Design a Fair Experiment
                          Follow Steps of Scientific Method
                        Experiment, Record and Analyze Data
Your Name: ______________________

Step 1: Problem: How do changes in force effect paper airplanes?

Step 2: Hypothesis__________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

Step 3: Experiment:
      How can you design the experiment so that it is fair, and you have a control group?
      How many throws should each plane get to be fair? __________

 Our Planes:
 Delta                              Bullet                    Stealth Wing (Challenge)


                           Control Group (No Force: Drop)
Plane Name      Throw 1: Distance            Throw 2: Distance in Feet    Throw 3: Distance in
                in Feet                                                   Feet
1. Delta
                ___________Ft.               ___________Ft.               ___________Ft.

2. Bullet
                ___________Ft.               ___________Ft.               ___________Ft.


3. Stealth
Wing            ___________Ft.               ___________Ft.               ___________Ft.
                    Experiment Group 1 (Medium Force)


Plane Name   Throw 1: Distance   Throw 2: Distance in Feet   Throw 3: Distance in
             in Feet                                         Feet
1. Delta
             ___________Ft.      ___________Ft.              ___________Ft.

2. Bullet
             ___________Ft.      ___________Ft.              ___________Ft.


3. Stealth
Wing         ___________Ft.      ___________Ft.              ___________Ft.




                     Experiment Group 2 (Large Force)


Plane Name   Throw 1: Distance   Throw 2: Distance in Feet   Throw 3: Distance in
             in Feet                                         Feet
1. Delta
             ___________Ft.      ___________Ft.              ___________Ft.

2. Bullet
             ___________Ft.      ___________Ft.              ___________Ft.


3. Stealth
Wing         ___________Ft.      ___________Ft.              ___________Ft.
        Completing the Graph.

        Shade the graph to show the flights of your planes. Select a color for
        Control- Con., Experiment 1 – Exp. 1, and Experiment 2 – Exp. 2.
        You are selecting the middle distance from each plane.




          Con.    Exp.1    Exp. 2          Con.     Exp.1 Exp. 2             Con.    Exp.1    Exp. 2

        ___Delta____                  _____Bullet______                   ___Stealth Wing____
If you need to, let each box equal 2 feet. Unless you have really large distance, let each box equal 1 foot.
Draw Conclusions:

In a paragraph, explain how the increase in force effected the flight of each
of your planes. You may write below, type on Microsoft Word, or post to
Kidlbog.

Other questions:
How do you think your throwing height would effect the distance your plane
flew?




What do you think would happen to the flight of your planes if you placed a
paperclip on the tip of them before flying?




Try it.
What happened?

				
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