Airplane Flight Lab Data Analysis

Last week, students created paper airplanes to use in a science lab where they would test to determine how the weight of a plane (modified by adding paperclips to their aircraft) impacted its distance flown. Each student identified the variables in our experiment, made their own plane, conducted test flights, measured the distance flown and are now ready analyze their results.

To do this, they first converted their measurements into inches from yards and inches. We used Google Classroom and Google Sheets to make these conversions. Next, they entered their results into the spreadsheet to create a graph of their results. Tomorrow, we will review their data and begin drawing conclusions on their findings. We’ve had a lot of fun conducting this experiment and the kids are learning a lot about how technology can be used to analyze data. Onward and upward!

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