Which Airplane Flies The Farthest Essay

803 WordsJun 5, 20114 Pages
This is my science report I just need to make sure the grammar and writing make sense. Thank you. Our science project is about which type of paper airplane could fly the farthest before hitting the ground. We heard that idea in class, and we both thought that it would be interesting. Our hypothesis was the rapier plane in print paper would fly the farthest distance, because it had a bigger wing span and light weight paper. Also, we think that the dart plane in construction paper would fly the shortest distance because it has a small wing span and weighs more. We learned that aerodynamics is the study of forces and the resulting motion of objects through air. During this experiment we learned something new, four forces affect a paper airplane. They are, thrust, the forward motion or speed of the paper airplane, for our paper airplanes this is provided by your throwing the plane forward. Second is drag, which is the resistance of the aircraft against the wind. Third is gravity, the force that pulls down all things on the Earth. To alleviate this force an object needs to become light in weight. Last is lift, where the push of the wind under the wing is greater than the push on top of the wings. This upward pushing makes the airplane lighter. Before we could begin our experiment we needed to determine which paper airplanes models to use. We were amazed by how many different types there were. We made several attempts making various models. We narrowed it down to three; rapier, dart and Nick's (actual model name) plane. For each model we made three planes using three different types of paper. The papers were regular print paper, medium weight paper, and construction paper. They were all the same size and this gave us a total of nine paper airplanes. We also marked the location we would stand at each time we threw a plane. There are several steps in our

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