Holywell Primary and Nursery School

Trying to go Flying. Science

Year five investigate Air Resistance!

On Monday 30th October, Year Five began learning about air resistance and aerodynamics. They made their own paper planes and tested how much air resistance the different types of paper planes created. The children really enjoyed this experience and learnt that shape and surface area really matter when trying to create as little air resistance as possible. One plane went the furthest and that was Luke’s plane, it soared an incredible 24 meters. The plane that flew the least distance only reached 5 meters!


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