Make and fly your ownn paper aeroplane whilst practsing measuring, converting measurements and finding averages.
Compete against yourself or a family member to see how far you can fly your own paper aeroplane.
Find your average distance and see if you can improve it.
1. Make a paper aeroplane and decorate it if you want. Give it a trial flight to see if it works.
2. Now put your plane to the test. Find a long space, like a corridor or long room, or outside if it’s not windy.
3. Mark a starting line with chalk or an object. Standing on the starting line, throw your plane. Mark where it lands.
4. Use your tape measure to measure the distance your plane has travelled.
5. Record the distance on your Data Collection Sheet. Write it exactly in metres, centimetres and millimetres in one box, in centimetres and millimetres in another box and just in millimetres in the final box.
6. Repeat twice and record the distances.
7. Work out and record your best, median and mean flights. Do you have a mode flight distance? What is the range of the distances?
8. Why not print another Data Collection Sheet and see if you can improve your best, median and mode flight distances?
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