Project Report

Task to be completed
Date, student comments, answers to questions and results of task.
Lesson 1: Introduction and discussion about scientific method.

Why do you think the scientific method an important process?


Decide what factor can be measured to determine which is the 'best' paper airplane.

Write a question that states what your group would like to investigate.
We think that it is important to have a scientific method because it is an easier way to understand and to follow how to make the plane. We also think it is an important procedure because it is a way to follow instructions if you get lost.


The "BEST" paper plane for us is the one that stays in the air longest, and which one glides for the longest as well.

What plane stays in the air the longest?
Lesson 2: Research of different paper planes to determine which variable you will test (length of plane, width of plane, mass etc) that affects the factor you are measuring
(length of flight, height of flight, accuracy of flight).

Write three to five notes about what you have learnt from your research.


Write your hypothesis in the cell at right.
Notes: Needs to have:
(1) Length of plane(s)
(2) Width of plane(s)
(3) Mass of plane(s)
(4)Width of wing(s)
(5) Shape of the wing(s)

Our hypothesis is that our planes will fly the longest time.

Lesson 3: Independent, controlled and dependent variables.


Write out your experimental procedure, adding any steps you feel are necessary.
Aim: To investigate how long a paper plane stays in the air for

Materials:
Paper (A4/Pad Paper)
Ipod/Timer
Pen
Clipboard to write down results

Procedure
1.Make three different paper planes, with the A4 paper, but the same way but with three different wing spans one short, one medium and one large.

2. Once you make the paper planes then you are ready to go to the inclosed room to fly your plane(s).

3. Once you have thrown your plane time how long your plane is in the air for. Repeat 3 times for each plane, and right down the results for each plane.

4. Then once
Lesson 4: Trials
Choose three planes and complete five trials for each plane.
Collect the data for each trial.
Complete the Google form (Result Entry Form) with your results
One member of the group should be responsible for filming a student explaining the hypothesis being tested, the actual flight trials or post-flight results.

Lesson 5: Graph your results and post your video to the wiki.

Lesson 6: Compare your results with those of other students.