Today students began their first lab of the year. In this lab students make three different paper airplanes. Although the planes are the same size and style, they are made of three different materials; construction paper, printer paper, and notebook paper. The three different materials are all different masses which allows students to test the scientific question, "Does the mass of a paper airplane affect how far it flies?" Tomorrow we will test our planes and analyze our results. The lab sheet for this activity is attached below.
Mr. Powell is an 8th grade Science Teacher in Western Colorado.