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 towhich is the 'best' paper airplane.

Write a question that states what your group would like to investigate.
A scientific method is important so that all the tests are as equal as possible

Our group is investigating which style of paper plane will create the most lift?
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: We are changing the style of plane
(1) Original plane
(2) dans plane
(3) spider plane


our hypothesis is that the plane with the biggest wing span will create the most lift.
Lesson 3: Independent, controlled and dependent variables.
Write out your experimental procedure, adding any steps you feel are necessary.
Step 1: Make the following paper planes
.spider plane
. Dans plane
.The original plane
Step 2: Drop the spider plane and measure the distance it flew
Step 3: repeat step 2, 4 or 5 times
Step 4: record the results
Step 5: Drop Dans plane and measure the distance it flew
Step 6: repeat step 5, 4 or 5 times
Step 7: record results
Step 8: drop the original plane and measure the distance it flew.
Step 9: repeat step 8, 4 or 5 times
Step 10:record the results
Step 11: compare the results to see which plane creates the most lift
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.
Plane trial 1 trial 2 3 total
Spider 0.97 1.46 1.61 4.04
original 0.08 0.05 0.35 0.48
dans 0.18 0.36 0.35 0.89
Lesson 5: Graph your results and post your video to the wiki.Screen_shot_2010-10-11_at_10.04.21_AM.png

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