(year 10 science) IDENTIFY one factor which affects descent speed of paper gyrocopter

  • #1
So I have this literature review which is due in like two days about identifying the variables involved in my experiment which involves the descent of two paper gyrocopters- where one was slightly bigger than the other. I am identifying terminal velocity as a factor which affects the descent of the gyrocopter.



So my questions are:

What are the relevant concepts and principles involved?- is it terminal velocity and how it affects the gyrocopter's descent?
I have to come up with 5-7 questions, to solve the problem identified- assuming it's the terminal velocity we're after. What questions can I have?



Please help me and give you lots of hugs back!!:rofl:
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Answers and Replies

  • #2
So I have this literature review which is due in like two days about identifying the variables involved in my experiment which involves the descent of two paper gyrocopters- where one was slightly bigger than the other. I am identifying terminal velocity as a factor which affects the descent of the gyrocopter.



So my questions are:

What are the relevant concepts and principles involved?- is it terminal velocity and how it affects the gyrocopter's descent?
I have to come up with 5-7 questions, to solve the problem identified- assuming it's the terminal velocity we're after. What questions can I have?



Please help me and give you lots of hugs back!!:rofl:

OKAY, NO. I should have explained it clearer. I had to use two different sized(one was slightly bigger than the other) paper gyrocopters. Dropped them both at 3m and 6m high each. Then I recorded their results.

So here I got this: height, mass, air resistance and terminal velocity.

WHICH ONES are the factors and which one are the variables?
 
Last edited by a moderator:
  • #3
Astronuc
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
18,924
2,235
What properties are constant?

What inputs are varied or different between each set of measurements?
 

Related Threads on (year 10 science) IDENTIFY one factor which affects descent speed of paper gyrocopter

  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
4K
Replies
3
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
9K
Replies
1
Views
537
  • Last Post
Replies
0
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
7K
Replies
5
Views
14K
Top