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.
If you just went out and made a random plane, when you repeat it there would be no plan to follow, therefore the results would be different and that would not be fair testing. Fair testing is where you make everything identical to the last test so that its in the same conditions.
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:
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My hypothesis is that big planes will go further than smaller planes because a bigger plane has a wider wing span.
Lesson 3: Independent, controlled and dependent variables.
Write out your experimental procedure, adding any steps you feel are necessary.
1. Build two different sized but same model paper planes form A4 & A3 paper.
2. Get person throwing to stand against wall.
3. Measure 1.3m up wall.
4. Line elbow up against 1.30m line.
5. Test Your plane.
6. Measure how far it flies with measuring tape.
7. Repeat steps 2-6 with different size plane.
8. Film yourself talking about the results.
9. Post the video on wiki space.
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.