The Flight Project

```Power Point S.T.E.M Fair Project
QUESTION
Does the weight of paper a
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
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 .
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