PAPER AIRPLANE: PHYSICS

 

 


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Rules: Make a paper airplane from a single sheet of 8.5 X 11 white paper.

            Calculate its lift, by using Bernoulliís formula:

            (For a 6 degree angle of attack, it works out to Weight/Area=.38 v^2)

 

Try to make a plane that will:  fly the farthest, stay aloft the longest.

Keep track of your trials, the revisions youíve made each time, and other pertinent information.

 

Make a DETAILED summary of why you think your plane flew as it did and how the improvements you made helped. THIS IS A WRITTEN LAB REPORT!!!

 

PLANE NAME and Significant Design Details

Trial and flight details

Distance in m

Time Aloft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

PAPER AIRPLANE WEB SITES

Making Paper Airplanes - http://www.geocities.com/bgaschultz/mainplan.html

 

Kool Paper Airplanes - Shuttle, unusual, and simple designs - 

               http://www.amazingpaperairplanes.com/index.html

 

Alex's Paper Airplanes - http://www.paperairplanes.co.uk/

 

Airplanes plus free NASA downloads and aviation alphabet - 

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/aerosim/LessonHS97/paperairplaneac.html

 

Paper Airplanes from the Exploratorium -

                http://www.exploratorium.edu/exploring/paper/airplanes.html

 

Paper Airplanes Theme Page - lots of links to paper planes

                   http://www.cln.org/themes/paper_airplanes.html

 

Fly'N Things - Amazing Paper Airplanes - in color

              http://www.ece.cmu.edu/~koopman/airplanes/index.html

 

Paper Airplanes from PCHelp Group - http://www.pchelp.net/planes.htm

 

Joseph Palmer's Paper Airplanes - http://www.josephpalmer.com/planes/Airplane.shtml

 

Gander Academy's Paper Airplanes page - http://www.cdli.ca/CITE/paper.htm

 

Best Paper Airplane in World from Costa Rica                  http://www.zurqui.co.cr/crinfocus/paper/airplane.html

 

Using paper airplanes to learn about variables - http://www.col-ed.org/cur/sci/sci132.txt

 

http://www.amazingpaperairplanes.com/index.html