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Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level


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Primary School - Grades K-3
P=Project   E=Experiment
Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Investigate the effect of airplane shape, including its wing shape and size, on its aerodynamics lift when tested under different wind tunnel fan speeds. [P] [P]
Determine if using a catapult can help an airplane fly farther and make the flight more accurate. [E]
Make a simple sled kite to use in a series of experiments to test different variables important for flight. [E]
Test if using biomimicry can improve the design of a very simple aircraft, the whirlybird. [E]
Investigate the history and physical properties of the Spruce Goose [E] [P]
Physics of airplanes including a brief history of flight. [E] [E] [P]
Which plane from four designs flies the best [P] [E]
Experiment how far paper airplanes go depending on shape, size and weight. [P] [E]
How gear combinations affect the revolutions of the rotor blade of a helicopter [P]
Propeller, Rotor and Blade Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Kite, Glider And Hot Air Balloon Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Wing and Winglet Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Aviation & Aerodynamics Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Mimicking fruit fly response patterns for threat evasion of airborne machines [P]
Research aircraft stealth technology. [P]
How to Make an Aircraft Invisible (Stealth) to Radar [E]
Helicopter Liftoff: How Does the Speed of the Rotor Affect the Amount of Lift? [E]
Compare the noise level generated by commercial airplanes during take-off and landing. [E]
Determine which of the six horizontal stabilizers (triangular, rectangle, trapezoid, curved, M-shaped and V-shaped) will be most effective? [E]
Measure the change in flight characteristics of gliders resulting from changes in glider design. [E]
Build your own wind tunnel and demonstrate Bernoulliís Principle [E] [E] [E]
Investigate G-suits history and technology [E]
Determine if adding weight and moving it along the fuselage will change an airplane's flight distance and stall height. [E] [E]
What Is the Best Nozzle Angle for My Airplane? [E]
Determine the effects of aft weight and nose weight (center of gravity) on paper airplanes. [E]
Test The Importance of Angle of Attack to Flight [E] [E]
Propeller, Rotor and Blade Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Kite, Glider And Hot Air Balloon Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Wing and Winglet Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Aviation & Aerodynamics Science Fair Projects and Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Quantum Locking Aircraft: Towards the Development of Magnetically Assisted Landing and Take-off Systems via Flux Pinning [E]
A Hybrid pulsating turbine jet engine that eliminates the common turbojet failures [E]
Experiment with Biefield-Brown Lifters [E] [P]
Test what affect the varying atmospheric temperatures have on circuit breakers used in modern flight. [E]
How Does the Camber of an Airfoil Affect the Lift-to-Drag-Ratio? [E] [E] [E]
Investigate the science of aviation and flight [P]
Follow in the steps of Wright Brothers and repeat their experiments with kites [E]
Analyse of the Effects of Varying Aspect Ratios on a Toy Glider's Flight [E] [E]
Propeller, Rotor and Blade Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Kite, Glider And Hot Air Balloon Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Wing and Winglet Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Aviation & Aerodynamics Science Fair Projects and Experiments
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