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Valenzuela, Lyrra Joyce E.

IV-Rizal

Ms. Escao Physics

Toy Analysis

Paper Airplane
Science/Physics Concept:
Aerodynamics

Explanation:
The four aerodynamic forces that act on the paper aircraft while it is in flight: Thrust - keeps the plane to move forward; Aerodynamic lift - acting on horizontal surface areas that lifts the plane upward; Gravity - counteracts lift and pulls the plane downward; Air drag - counteracts thrust and reduces the plane's forward speed.

The aerodynamic forces co-interact, creating turbulence that amplifies small changes in the surface of the paper aircraft. Modifications can be made to most paper airplanes by bending, curving or making small cuts in the trailing edges of wings and in the airplane's tail, if it has one. However, their construction material produces a number of dissimilar effects on flight performance in comparison with aircraft built from different materials.

References: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2163088/Watch-everyday-Slinky-defy-laws-physics-gravity-try-loopy.html ;; http://www.123helpme.com/physics-of-paper-airplanes-view.asp?id=153261 ;; www.physicsforum.com

Slinky
Science/Physics Concept:
Law of Physics and Gravity (Acceleration due to Gravity) Hookes Law

Explanation:
Acceleration due to gravity. All parts of the slinky are accelerated by gravity equally, but the bottom of the slinky is being supported by the top. When the top is let go, it takes time for the bottom to find out, and in that time the slinky can collapse. (The stack of coils doesn't just fall immediately, because it's waiting for the signal from the top to make its way down, appearing as though it is defying the laws of physics) The force that acts to push/pull the Slinky back to its original length is called a restoring force, and Hooke's law says that this force (F) is proportional to the displacement (x) from the original length, or: F=-kx Here, k is the proportionality constant (unique to each spring), and the minus sign indicates that the force points in the opposite direction as the displacement.

References: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2163088/Watch-everyday-Slinky-defy-laws-physics-gravity-try-loopy.html ;; http://www.123helpme.com/physics-of-paper-airplanes-view.asp?id=153261 ;; www.physicsforum.com