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Airplane Investigation!

Today we carried out the Airplane Investigation that we designed last Monday.  Students voted to use the independent variable of paper type, so we gathered cardstock, A4 paper, construction paper, and tinfoil and made a lot of airplanes.  After testing them out, we decided to test just cardstock, A4, and tinfoil.  Since the classroom next door is being used for storage and mostly empty, we used it as our science laboratory (this was an excellent idea from the students, since the only way to control the variable of wind was to turn off the AC and fans, and close the windows!).  Paper-Rock-Scissors determined who would be our delegated "thrower" and the rest of the students took on other important roles such as data collectors and distance calculators. 








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