Vinnie and Mark were arguing about which paper would be best for making “long distance” paper airplanes. They
decided to conduct a test (experiment) to find out. They made three planes: one from thin paper, one from medium
paper and one from heavy paper. All the papers were the same size, the folding pattern was also the same and they
launched each plane from the same location and with the same force. The plane out of the medium paper flew the
Fill in the chart below correctly, based on the data above.
How can you make a paper airplane fly further?
Follow the directions on page 2 to create a paper helicopter. Use the data table below to record the amount of time it
takes the helicopter to hit the floor from various heights.
Fill in the variable chart below with data related to the helicopter experiment.
Paper Helicopter Experiment
How might you change the helicopter to make it drop slower? Faster?