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.

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.

My hypothesis is
Lesson 3: Independent, controlled and dependent variables.
Write out your experimental procedure, adding any steps you feel are necessary.

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.

1. Curved wings wil make the plane fly for longer.
2. If you launch the plane slowly it will fly longer.

Aim: is to find out if a heavier plane fly's further than a lighter.

3 pieces of A4 paper (125 GSM)
paper clips

-create 3 basic planes all the same
-place the paper clips so that there is nothing in one of the planes, a bit more weight in the 2nd one then the most weight in the 3rd one.( 0 Paper clips on the first plane, 1 on each wing on the second plane and 2 on each of the wings of the third page)
-Secure the paper clips to the plane with tape
-Now they are ready to fly!!! (yay!!) choose one person from your group to launch the plane each time so that that the planes are thrown with the same style each time.
-throw the planes 5 times each and record the results in a table.
-choose a way to PRESENT your information. eg, scatter plot.
TIP: use a ruler to make sure that you launch your plane from the same height teach time.

Things that will be changed:
The only thing that will be changed in the is the weight and it is supposed to change because that is what what we are testing.

Our hypothesis is that the second heaviest plane will fly the furthest.

Our hypothesis was incorrect, it turned out that the lightest plane flew further by far.

Purple= Lightest plane
Blue= medium weight plane
Green=Heaviest plane