# By Noah Bastian Mr. Gibbons 2011 Problem Problem- What sail of equal weight will get you to a location in a quicker time?

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By Noah Bastian Mr. Gibbons 2011

Problem Problem- What sail of equal weight will get you to a location in a quicker time?

Hypothesis Hypothesis- I think that the triangle sail will go to a location in a quicker time.

Research A sailboat operates by the wind. The sails can be in different locations on the boat so they get a different outcome. There are multiple systems that make a sailboat go faster and farther. In the old times they had a sail in the middle. In the present day they have a sail in the middle

Materials Foam Little Wooden Poles Tape Plastic Bag Scale Fan Tub of water Stopwatch Area to complete the test. Water

Experimental Design Contol- The amont of wind to a sail. Independant- The type of sail. Dependant- The type of sail material.

Procedure Get all the materials in the list above. Insert the pole into the foam and have one sail boat have a sail in the middle and one on the side. Put the water into the tub Set up the fan 4 inches off the side of the tub (MAKE SURE THE FAN IS NOT GOING TO MOVE). Place fan at the begging of the tub. Point the fan in the general direction of towards the end of the tub. Place the sail boat at the end of the tub and hold it there. Turn on the fan and make sure there are no gapping holes in the sails. Release the sailboat and record the time. Repeat this process 5 times with each sailboat.

Data Analysis

Conclusion

References 1.http://www.super-science-fair- projects.com/engineering/sailboats-science- fair-projects.htmlhttp://www.super-science-fair- projects.com/engineering/sailboats-science- fair-projects.html 2.http://www.startedsailing.com/sailboat- sails.htmlhttp://www.startedsailing.com/sailboat- sails.html 3.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailboathttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailboat 4.http://www.wikihow.com/Sail-a-Boathttp://www.wikihow.com/Sail-a-Boat 5.http://sailing.about.com/http://sailing.about.com/ 6.http://www.asa.com/asa_standards/standard_b asic_small_boat_sailing.htmlhttp://www.asa.com/asa_standards/standard_b asic_small_boat_sailing.html

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