Science of Flight 2

Experiment 3

 Testing paper airplanes

What are we investigating?

  1. Which type of paper folded plane could defy gravity for the longest?
  2. What is the difference between the longest and the shortest?
  3. How can we explain this difference?
  4. How can we make sure the test is fair?

What did we do?

  1. We built airplanes by folding half an A4 sheet
  2. We timed how long they stayed in flight
  3. We recorded the times, found an average and ranked the planes in order.