Wings & Winglets
Science Fair Projects
Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level

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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
Which plane wing shape of five is the most aerodynamic. [E] [P]
The effect of different designs of plane fuselage, nose, tail and wings on aerodynamic drag [P] [P] [P] [P] [E]
Airplane Science Fair Projects and Experiments
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Testing the Efficiency of Wingtip Devices on Aircraft Wings [E]
Analysis of Airfoil Performance in a Micro-Scale Wind Tunnel [E]
Determine if winglets on an airplane improved stability. [E]
How to Chart and Reduce Wingtip Vortices [E]
Which Wing Design Creates the Greatest Lift? [E]
Measure the effects on flight performance when winglets are added to a paper airplane design. [E]
The effect of length-to-wing span ratio on a paper airplane's ability to fly long distances. [E]
Which aerodynamic fuselage and wing design creates the least amount of drag. [E] [P] [P] [P] [E] [E]
Determine if toy airplanes would be able to create lift in a wind tunnel using their wing (airfoil) designs. [E] [E] [E] [E]
Determine how different wings and their surfaces affected their efficiency. [E] [E]
Airplane Science Fair Projects and Experiments
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
Biomimetic Glider Wing Design for Future Transport [P]
Make an airplane wing perform like a golf ball in the sense that dimples of the same depth and density will reduce drag for a plane the way it does for the ball [P]
Investigate if, curvature forms of Cones, Chutes, and Coils could be better options than Winglets as wingtip devices that minimized wingtip vortices. [E]
Comparison of Fanwing Configuration Efficiency [E]
Efficient Low-Cost Wind Energy Flow over a Wing Using Passive Circulation Control [E]
Variable Geometry Wing Analysis on a Model Airplane [E]
Measure the changes in airfoil performance when winglets are added to the airfoil. [E]
Observe if there are any effects of winglets on a low aspect ratio wing, particularly dealing with wingtip vortices. [E] [E] [E]
Which design and set up of vortex generators allows for the greatest angle of attack at a low air speed velocity before a wing stall occurs. [E] [E] [E]
Investigate the possible application of airfoil wing shapes to hydrofoil craft to reduce drag when in the water. [E] [E] [E]
At What Angle Is the Lift of a Wing Maximized? [E] [E]
Airplane Science Fair Projects and Experiments
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