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Unformatted text preview: PLANNING LAB: HELICOPTER MOTION MICHAEL WENSTRUP IB CRITERIA: TOPIC 2 MECHANICS HOURS: 3 EVALUATING: DESIGN, DCP, CE DATE: ____9/14/10__ ABSTRACT The aim of this lab was to investigate one factor that affects the motion of the paper helicopter. So I designed the lab to measure how the change in rotor lengths of paper airplanes affects the time the helicopter remains in the air. RESEARCH QUESTION As the length (independent variable) of the helicopters rotors increase, how is the amount of time (dependent) the helicopter remains in the air affected? While keeping the drop height, room conditions, stop watch used, paper clip, and airplane material (controlled variables) the same throughout the experiment. HYPOTHESIS If the length of the airplanes rotors increases, then the time the airplane remains in the air increases. MATERIALS White printing paper Scissors 1 standard paper clip Ruler Measuring Tape Stopwatch PROCEDURE Constructing paper helicopters o Measure and cut strips of paper 2 cm wide.Measure and cut strips of paper 2 cm wide....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course MATH 132 taught by Professor Julies during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08