Paper Airplanes

1952 WordsNov 15, 20118 Pages
Paper Airplanes Project Design Plan: * I want to know what type of paper airplane model will fly the farthest. I believe airplane design is very important when trying to see how far a paper airplane will fly. The different shape and narrowness or width as well as weight distribution are all factors in flight distance. So if I have a narrow paper airplane, a very wide one, and one in between, which on will fly the farthest? * The relevance of this experiment is similar to understanding a real airplane. Paper airplane models are derived from an actual plane these days. The design of an airplane has so much to do with distance, hang time, speed, and many other factors. Understanding the models I have chosen to make help me…show more content…
Keep your folds as tight and even as possible. | | 4. Flip the paper airplane over and fold it in half. | | 5. Fold down both wings parallel to the middle crease and about 1 inch away from it. Make sure both wings are even. * I just did a simple over hand throw with every paper airplane and tried to use the same power in every throw. | | * In every experiment there are variables that affect the way an experiment will go. The three types of variables that are measured are Independent, Dependent, and Controllable variables. In my experiment the Independent variable is the three different models of paper airplanes that I have chosen to make and experiment with. The Dependent variable includes the distance the paper airplane goes. The Controlled variable is me making sure that I throw the paper airplanes from the same starting point a well as the same weather conditions. The controlled variable is the one that cannot be changed because it would affect the other two variables. In this case I threw them in my house since I have a very long hallway that leads into the front family room and there is no furniture that would interfere with the results. * To reduce threats to internal validity I cannot be biased toward one design more than another. I did not choose a paper airplane that I had seen before. I chose three paper airplane models at random so I wouldn’t have a chance to think one was better than the other. I also do not want to change anything
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