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 can use the scientific method to help us determine which wing span is the best.

The factor that we are measuring is to determine which is the "best" paper airplane by wing-span.

Will the wing-span affect the flight of the plane? If so, how?
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: (1) Every thing can change by one little fold.
(2) About the same thrust and at a 45 degrees angle.
(3) Needs balance so that is doesn't turn and fall to the ground.


The hypothesis:
We think that the greater the wing span the greater the flight.
Lesson 3: Independent, controlled and dependent variables.Write out your experimental procedure, adding any steps you feel are necessary.

AIM:
To fly planes with different wing span and to see which one fly's the furthest.
MATERIALS:
A4 paper
scissors
ruler
pencils

METHOD:

Hold the plane at your ear to get the same flight each time.

Record Each flight.

Click on link to open procedure,

http://www.10paperairplanes.com/how-to-make-paper-airplanes/09-the-dart.html
Lesson 4: TrialsChoose three planes and complete five trials for each plane.Collect the data for each trial.Complete the Google form (Result Entry Form) with your resultsOne member of the group should be responsible for filming a student explaining the hypothesis being tested, the actual flight trials or post-flight results.
Plane1:
Throw
1=5.25m
2=4.41m
3=4.45m

Plane 2
Throw
1=4.63m
2=4.62m
3=5.81m

Plane 3
Throw
1=5.08m
2=4.20m
3=5.50

The best Plane is:
2

The best Throw is:
5.81m
Lesson 5: Graph your results and post your video to the wiki.

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