Airplane

Materials

Procedures

  1. Pick a starting position and throw the airplane A and measure the displacement of the airplane traveled and the time the airplane is in flight.
  2. Record the data and repeat 9 more times.
  3. Repeat steps #1 and #2 for airplane B.

Data

Displacement (m) Time (s) Velocity (m/s)
Trial 1 ??? ??? ???
Trial 2 ??? ??? ???
Trial 3 ??? ??? ???
Trial 4 ??? ??? ???
Trial 5 ??? ??? ???
Trial 6 ??? ??? ???
Trial 7 ??? ??? ???
Trial 8 ??? ??? ???
Trial 9 ??? ??? ???
Trial 10 ??? ??? ???
Average ??? ??? ???
Airplane A
Displacement (m) Time (s) Velocity (m/s)
Trial 1 ??? ??? ???
Trial 2 ??? ??? ???
Trial 3 ??? ??? ???
Trial 4 ??? ??? ???
Trial 5 ??? ??? ???
Trial 6 ??? ??? ???
Trial 7 ??? ??? ???
Trial 8 ??? ??? ???
Trial 9 ??? ??? ???
Trial 10 ??? ??? ???
Average ??? ??? ???
Airplane B

Analysis

1. Create a bar graph of the average distance traveled by airplane A vs. airplane B. ???
2. Which airplane had larger displacement? Describe the design of the airplane that may contribute to this result. ???
3. Which airplane had longer time of flight? Describe the design of the airplane that may contribute to this result. ???
4. Which airplane had greater velocity? How does time and displacement affect the velocity of the airplane? ???
5. Explain aerodynamics in terms of thrust, drag, lift, and weight. ???



How to do this assignment?

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