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# Experimental Design DiagramsName HR

A. Question: How will the placement of the wings effect how far the rocked
goes?
B. Hypothesis: If the placement of the wings is not centered then the rocket won't go as far
because the rocket will flop more and not go as far.
C. Create a data table.

The length the rocket goes depends on the placement of the wings
Placement of the Length the rocket goes (m) Average
wings
Trial 1 Trial 2 Trial 3
Center of nose 15 14 14.5
Bottom of the 2 96 84 90
liter
Top of 2 liter 24 40 32
controlled rocket 103 90 96.5
angled wings in 92 94 93
the center

## Source: Maegan, Monica, Jamie, and

Alisha, May 2009

D. List 5 controlled variables. Wing size, size of bottle, weight, wing shape, bottles used
E. Materials: - 2 bottles (1 2 liter and 1 16.9 oz)
- tape
- card board
- water
- measuring tape
- sharpie marker
- measuring cup
- air pump
- scissors

F. Procedure: cut out three triangle wings (12*6 cm), cover each wing in a layer of duct
tape, tape the bottom of your 16.9 oz to the bottom of the 2 liter, place the wings in the
center of your 2 liter 11.5 cm apart, at 12 cm from the top of the 2 liter. Fill the 2 liter up
750 ml, fill up the 16.9 oz 150 ml, place the 2 liter on the tube and launch it, measure the
distance it went in meters, record that and take your second trial, repeat starting at and
step 6 put the wings at the bottom then the top of the 2 liter (bottom 8 cm from top of 2
liter) (top 15 cm from top of 2 liter) and then the center of the 16.9 oz at 10 cm from the
top of the 16.9 oz and then put the wings at an angle of 75 degrees
G. Fill in the data table.

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## Par_Monica Hniang Friday, May 15, 2009 11:01:34 AM GMT-04:00

H. Graph your data on Excel. (Use the graphing guidelines.)
I. Conclusion
Yes, it follows our hypothesis. When the wings were in the middle of the big bottle it went
farther because the bottle didn’t flop around as much. Our table and graph shows that the
controlled rocket went the farthest which is the one with the wings in the middle. Angled
wings in the center is very close behind the controlled rocket. If we did this experiment
again we would change the angle and make it less extreme. We would also make sure

(m)

## Bottom of 2 liter middle of 2 liter and 16.9 oz

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top of 16.9 oz

## wings at an angle in center

middle of 2 liter/
controlled rocket

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