Inspiring projects: The effect of the design, angle and launch speed of paper planes on their flight range

Authors:

Leire, Mikel, Marta and Lurdes.

Area:

Physics, Engineering.

Level:

1st and 2nd year secondary school.

Challenge:

We will design paper planes in the classroom and then see how the design of the plane and how it is launched has an effect on how far they fly. When we are clear about our idea, we will go to the classrooms of the youngest children in the school and explain different tricks to them.

Teachers notes:

This research is influenced by various factors, both theoretical and procedural. To control all these variables, it is advisable to carry out prior testing and to prepare the instruments we are going to use, such as the angle gauge, aircraft launcher, speedometer, etc.

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