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.
Which type of paper plane will fly for the longest in the air?
Which one will fly the furthest?
Which one have the coolest/best aerodynamic design?
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.
(1) Did you know the smallest airplane needs a microscope to see it.

(2) According to the Paper Aircraft Association, a paper airplane thrown in space will not fly; it will float in a straight line. Unless it hits an object, it could literally float forever (see Resources)

(3) the present world record for longest flight by a paper airplane is (drum roll please) 18.80 seconds by Ken Blackburn.

(4) Paper planes can be in all sorts of sorts and s

(5)The World Record for paper airplane flight belongs to Ken Blackburn. His plane stayed aloft for 27.6 seconds in 1998.

My hypothesis is
The one that flies the furthest.
The plane with the biggest wing span will fly the furthest because the longer the wings the more lift you will get, the plane will still need to rely on speed to keep it in the air but the plane has more lift which keeps it in the air for a much longer time, that will get you a good distance. Our plane design will be based on the real life glider the slow but steady flight.
Lesson 3: Independent, controlled and dependent variables.
Write out your experimental procedure, adding any steps you feel are necessary.
•Paper A4
METHOD: Through the plane diffrently every time to see the conclusion.
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.
3 throughs for each plane,
first plane the smallest went 12m 13.51m and 14m
the second plane is medium sized first through was 14m,16.80m and the last one was 19.00m
the last plane was the biggest plane and it went 10m, 12.60m and 14m.
Lesson 5: Graph your results and post your video to the wiki.

The plane that flew the furthest was our longest and northwest plane that plane got 18.66 meters!!
Lesson 6: Compare your results with those of other students.