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Exploring Flight. Variables Investigation 3 Part 1. A. D. Let’s play FOUR CORNERS!. B. C. FOUR CORNERS. 1. A factor or condition that can change and might affect the outcome of an experiment. Variable Velocity System Potential energy. FOUR CORNERS.

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### Exploring Flight

Variables Investigation 3 Part 1

D

Let’s playFOUR CORNERS!

B

C

1. A factor or condition that can change and might affect the outcome of an experiment.

• Variable

• Velocity

• System

• Potential energy

2. A set of objects that are related in some way and can be isolated for study.

• Variable

• Velocity

• System

• Potential energy

3. The rate at which an object moves in a certain direction

• Variable

• Velocity

• System

• Potential energy

4. Stored energy is ______________.

• Kinetic energy

• Velocity

• System

• Potential energy

5. Kinetic energy is ______________.

• Stored energy

• Energy in motion

• System

• Potential energy

• Question: What is a system?

What are the parts of a model plane system?

• Hypothesis: Hypothesize and share.

• Plan: Student Sheet 12

FOSS PLANE CONSTRUCTION

1. Use sandpaper to taper both ends of both craft sticks on one side. They should fit this outline.

2. Cut the super jumbo (red and white) straw in half. Punch one hole in each half near the end. Slide the jumbo (clear) straw through the holes.

3. Flatten the free ends of both super jumbo (red and white) straws. Use a craft stick.

4. Trap the flattened ends of the two super jumbos between the two tapered craft sticks. Make sure the tapered edge is up. Slide the propeller on one end and the hook on the other.

5. Adjust the position of the super jumbos, making sure that they are long enough to allow the propeller to turn without hitting the jumbo-straw crosspiece. Staple through the sticks and the super jumbo straws.

Staple

6. Cut off the tips of the super jumbos flush with the sticks, and cut the jumbo crosspiece to a convenient length. Attach the rubber band between the prop and hook, and FLY!

• Analyze your plane model. How can you check to see if it is built properly?

Rubberband

Our Plane System

Flight Line (4m)

• Conclusion:

• What is a system?

• Why is your plane and flight line a system?

• Hypothesize: How can you change the velocity of the plane?

• What are some controlled investigations we can conduct with the plane?

• Why is it important to study variables?

D

Let’s playFOUR CORNERS again!

B

C

1. A factor or condition that can change and might affect the outcome of an experiment.

• Variable

• Velocity

• System

• Potential energy

2. A set of objects that are related in some way and can be isolated for study.

• Variable

• Velocity

• System

• Potential energy

3. The rate at which an object moves in a certain direction

• Variable

• Velocity

• System

• Potential energy

4. Stored energy is ______________.

• Kinetic energy

• Velocity

• System

• Potential energy

5. Kinetic energy is ______________.

• Stored energy

• Energy in motion

• System

• Potential energy

• Reflection: What did you learn?

• What did you find interesting?

### Exploring Flight

Variables Investigation 3 Part 1

Mrs. Chang

AMSTI Specialist