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Science Projects

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.

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