After making the exact same type of airplane in three different sizes, the children were asked whether the size of the airplane would affect the distance it was tossed in the classroom? They copied this first section into their notebooks and explained their predictions.
I then listed the materials, the experiment process and we moved furniture out of the way. The airplanes were tossed one by one and the distance was photographed and recorded.
As you can see after two trials the smallest plane flew the furthest. This surprised the boys and led to a great discussion.
They drew & labelled the diagram for the results in their notebook. After talking about what the variables were for this experiment, they completed the variable foldable defining the three variables. This was a challenging task for some because the vocabulary is difficult but will be required for the Science Fair Projects coming up!
We wondered if we would get the same results if we tossed it harder outside. So, that is exactly what we did the next day. Part 2's post shares what happened!