‘Learning and Achieving Together in a Caring Community’
Home Page

Paper aeroplane maths experiment

Having made our aeroplanes from a variety of designs, we measured their distance and air time in groups. Ensuring the test was fair, we recorded 3 flights per plane and a bonus 3 flights (9 in total). We transferred the data into a results table and worked out the average time and distance. Finally, using the formula Speed = Distance / Time we calculated the average speed of each plane.