Power Point S.T.E.M Fair Project QUESTION Does the weight of paper a paper airplane is made out of affect the distance it flies? The purpose of my investigation is to determine if the weight of paper a paper airplane is created out of affects the distance it flies. This is important because if I wanted a paper airplane to carry something or to free fly, I would know what resource to use. Procedure * *-Tin foil *-Loose Leaf Paper *-Construction Paper *Manipulated Variable -Type Of Paper *Responding variable - Flight Distance *Constant Variables - The Design and The Person Throwing The Airplane DIRECTIONS 1.Gather Materials 2.Mark Start With Visible Tape 3.Weigh each type of paper. Record Weight. 4.Construct One Plane From Tin Foil 5.Fly The Plane. Record Distance 6.Reapeat Step 5 Four More times 7.Repeat Steps 4-6 Using Newspaper 8.Repeat Steps 4-6 Using Loose Leaf Paper 9.Repeat Steps 4-6 Using Construction Paper 10.Repeat Steps 4-6 Using Copy Paper FLIGHT DISTANCE (cm) TYPE OF PAPER TRIAL 1 TRIAL 2 TRIAL 3 TRIAL 4 TRIAL 5 AVERAGE TIN FOIL 797 Cm 740 Cm 1190 Cm 495 Cm 525 Cm 749.4 CONSTRUCTION PAPER 690 Cm 1030 Cm 1135 Cm 544 Cm 635 Cm 586.8 LOOSE LEAF 950 Cm 1080 Cm 787 Cm 1262 Cm 1105 Cm 1036.8 Graph Conclusion My hypothesis was correct. The weight of paper used to make a paper airplane does affect how the plane flies. The average flight distance of the tinfoil plane was 749.4 cm. The average distance of the construction paper airplane was 586.8 cm. The average of the loose leaf paper was 1036.8. If I could change something I previously had done I would use high tech robots to build my planes so they could be very precise and would all be the exact same model. The other thing I would do is use more trials and more resources .