Flight Experiment – Paper Airplanes

ED 2500 – Microteaching

1. Airplanes have four basic components, and fly based on four basic forces. Try to see how many
words from the list below you can correctly match.

Fuselage Wing Drag Lift
Thrust Horizontal Stabilizer Gravity Vertical Stabilizer

Hint: The forces are in boxes, and components on the lines

C1:

F2:

F1: C2:

C4:

F3:

F4:
C3:

2. Hypothesis: Of the airplanes below, which one do you think will fly the furthest? Why?

1 3

5

2 4
3. Conclusion: Which plane flew the furthest? Were you correct? If not, how come?

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