Wing Loading: study the effects of paper weight and wing area. Calculate the weight of any sheet of paper without using a scale. Quantify specific wing loading for darts and gliders.
Glide Ratio: Study the effects of drag and wing shape. Quantify lift to drag ratios for assorted paper airplanes.
Center of Gravity: Find the Center of Gravity on an assortment of paper airplanes. Determine the relative position of the Center of Lift.
Sink Rate: Explore the wide range of sink rates for paper airplanes. Compare sink rate and glide ratio. Is there a connection? Find the Sink Rate of any paper airplane.