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- Each person in your group will create
a paper airplane. Try out several designs before deciding on the one
you will use. Remember: you are trying
to create a plane that will fly the longest distance.
- Want to learn more about paper
airplanes? Try these links.
- Each person will do three test flights
with their paper airplane while the other group members measure the
distance your plane flew (in centimeters). Post the distances
on the Group Data Sheet.
distance should be measured in a straight line from where you stand
to where the plane lands. Round your distance to the nearest tenth
of a cm or half foot.
- After three test flights, calculate
the mean distance your plane flew. If you measured the distance in
feet and inches, use the following web page to convert your mean distance
to centimeters: http://www.sciencemadesimple.net/EASYlength.html
all your group members have completed the steps above, calculate the
mean for the whole group.
a horizontal bar graph illustrating the mean of each of your group
members. Use the following online graphing site to create your vertical
bar graph. (hint: the X axis will be the names of your group
members and the Y axis will be the flight distance in
your group's graph to your file, and print it
the bottom of your graph, write your groups final mean and hand it into your teacher.
an example of a completed
the Class Data Sheet, post your
groups' mean distance. As
a class, determine your class mean distance. On
a bulletin board post the bar graphs from all the groups.
- Using the Thinking Back
reflect on what you have learned during this project. Hand this into
- Your teacher will email
the class results to the project
coordinator of the Come Fly With Me! project. In
the subject line of the email, write: Come
Fly With Me data
- Include the following
information in this email: the
class mean (in centimeters), the town or city where the school is
situated , the name of the school and the grade of the participating