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Did it fly very far? Each time before you throw the plane, make sure it is still in good condition that the folds and points are still sharp. When you toss it, place your toe on the line and try to launch the plane with a similar amount of force, including gripping it at the same spot.

Did it go about the same distance each time? To do this, cut slits that are about one inch long right where either wing meets the middle ridge. Fold up the cut section on both wings so that each now has a one-inch-wide section at the end of the wing that is folded up, at about a degree angle from the rest of the wing.

How far does the paper plane fly now compared with before? Why do you think this is, and what does it have to do with drag? Make paper planes that are different sizes and compare how well they fly. Do bigger planes fly farther? Try making paper planes out of different types of paper, such as printer paper, construction paper and newspaper. Use the same design for each. Does one type of paper seem to work best for making paper planes?

Does one type work the worst? Some people like to add paper clips to their paper planes to make them fly better. Try adding a paper clip or multiple paper clips to different parts of your paper plane such as the front, back, middle or wings and then flying it. How does this affect the plane's flight? You can then determine what forces were at work with the individual designs that may have caused the long or short flights. The links below will direct you to some paper airplane science experiments for you to try.

These can be used by parents and teachers to help children with learning. Try one of these paper plane science experiments for your next school science fair. Government, Businesses, Airlines - small and large - your orders are welcome here.

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The Science Behind Paper Airplanes Depending on the aerodynamic design, paper airplanes can fly fairly far and glide through the air with ease. Paper Airplane Designs Most kids, at some point, have had their parents make them paper airplanes or they learned how to make their own. We'll send you a link to a secure page where you can easily create your new password Go back to sign in page. Has your email changed? If you no longer have access to the e-mail address associated with your account, contact Customer Service for help restoring access to your account.

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The paper airplane experiment, as well as being great fun, is a chance for us to study something called 'The Laws of Aerodynamics'.

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How Far Will It Fly? Build & Test Paper Planes with Different Drag.

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Feb 20,  · The project determines the forces that cause paper airplanes to fly and determine which type of paper airplane flies the farthest. Guided Lessons Learning Library Teaching Tools. All Science Projects. Third Grade Science Projects. Physical Science Projects. Paper Airplanes. Science Project. Paper Airplanes ( ratings) /5(). Soaring Science: Test Paper Planes with Different Drag. "dart" design paper airplane This experiment has clearly demonstrated that altering how just one force acts on a paper plane can.

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