These cool science experiments about loop airplanes are easy to make and fun to fly. Kids have combined straws and increased the number of rings to make these paper airplanes fly the length of a football field!
Flying the airplane
Try these other cool science experiments with your loop airplane. Try making the loops larger to see if they will fly futher. Try making the loops thinner or wider to see if your airplane will fly further. Try putting 2 or 3 straws taped together with additional loops to see how far you can make a loop airplane fly.
In these cool science experiments four forces are acting on loop airplanes as they fly through the air. The four forces are gravity, lift, thrust and drag. The force of gravity is always pulling airplanes toward the Earth.
The lift, provided by the loops on this airplane, provide the lift that keeps it in the air. The thrust is provided by your finger as you push the straw at the back of the loop airplane. The drag is the resistance of your airplane to fly through the air.
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