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									                                            Paper Airplane Lab

Testable Question: Choose a problem you want to test.
      1) Does the type of paper affect the distance a paper airplane travels?
      2) Does the type of design paper airplane affect the distance a paper airplane travels?
      3) Does the length of paper affect the distance a paper airplane travels?

Research:
   When making paper airplanes, think about Lift, Drag and Thrust.
   Lift = force of air that pushes on wings
   Drag= friction between the air and paper
   Thrust= forward force (you throwing plane)
   Weight = works best when weight is distributed evenly
Hypothesis: Write a hypothesis for your question.
     1) If I use _____ paper or ______ paper, then the ____ paper airplane will travel the longest
        distance.
     2) If I fly a ____ paper airplane and a _____ paper airplane, then the ____ paper airplane will travel
        the longest distance.
     3) If I fly a paper airplane using ____cm long paper and ____ cm long paper, then the ____ cm
        long paper airplane will travel the longest distance.

IV: What are you changing?       DV: distance plane travels          CV: What variables will stay the same?

Materials: List all of the materials you need

Procedure: Write a detailed sequence of how you will test your question. You will need to test each of your
airplanes 3 times.

Data: Create a data table or tables to collect your data. You will need to test each of your airplanes 3 times
and get an average for each type of plane. Remember to label the tables and include units.

                                                        Dependent Variable (Distance (m))
 Independent Variable                Trial #1                  Trial #2                 Trial #3




Results: Write a paragraph using complete sentences. Describe the data and explain what happened.

Conclusion:
     1) According to the data collected, my hypothesis was (correct or incorrect). Paper airplanes
        constructed with ________ paper travel the longest distance.
     2) According to the data collected, my hypothesis was (correct or incorrect). _______ paper
        airplanes travel the longest distance.
     3) According to the data collected, my hypothesis was (correct or incorrect). Paper airplanes
        constructed with ________ cm long paper travel the longest distance.

								
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