# Paper Airplane Lab.

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Paper Airplane Lab

Introduction: Goal: We want the planes to fly as far as they can.
How can we make paper planes fly the farthest?

16 total trials will be conducted
You will be working with a partner to design a paper airplane that will fly the farthest. 16 total trials will be conducted 8 before you make a change, 8 after

You will create a control plane, fly it 8 times, and measure the distance (DEPENDENT VARIABLE)
Then, you will make ONE change to your plane (INDEPENDENT VARIABLE) and conduct 8 more trials.

What is your first control plane going to be??
Change ONE thing Ex: small vs. big No flaps vs. flaps No staples vs. staples

Question/Hypothesis Testable question: How will the addition of paper clips to the paper airplane affect its flight distance? Distance DEPENDS on the paper clips, paper clips do not DEPEND on the distance. Hypothesis: If _(we do this independent variable)_then (this will happen to the dependent variable)___.

Lab Report Write Up Must include:
Title page: Title, name, period, date…………5 pts Question What did we want to answer? pts Hypothesis: If/then prediction……………………5 pts Materials: A list of materials used………………5 pts Procedure: Step by step explanation of what you did to perform the experiment pts Data Table pts Conclusion: Hypothesis supported? What does data show? What could you do different? ……….. 5 pts 35 pts

Materials: paper 6 paper clips meter sticks notebook masking tape pencil or pen marker Procedure: Get paper and paper clips from table. Make paper airplane following teacher’s directions. Write your name on the airplane. Gather paper, writing utensil, meter sticks and airplane and head out to your assigned runway. Put down everything except your airplane. Stand on the runway start line. Stand in the same place each time.