We know how aerodynamics work, we know how to make a paper airplane, we also knew that they have to have long wings and that they have to have the right amount of force and they have to have a certain part to them that helps them fly far.
We leaned that interfering with the airflow around the the wings can make it go farther, but if you use the balloon as an engine it barley works.
We want to know how to make a glider and we want to learn about gliders, but most of all we want to make a successful glider from different materials besides paper.
We first learned about gliders then we started testing the gliders and making all sorts of combinations, then we experimented with a lot of materials. We made a lot of videos and we watched how other people made gliders.
We will learn it by researching about gliders, and by researching how to make good gliders and make our own and doing multiple tests and making multiple gliders and choosing the best one to improve.
We still want to experiment with more materials and make the wings longer and I also want to use maniacal stuff like engines and try to use the right materials.
I thought that the project was really fun because it took a lot of creativity to make the gliders and come up with the design. It was also fun putting those ideas to the test, there was a lot of trial and error but there were a lot of good ideas to like we made a balloon an engine, we also used them as a parachute, and the best idea that we had was using straws to tamper with the airflow over the wings. I also learned a lot about gliders like they have to fly through a certain air flow and they can go as high as the stratosphere, and they get their power from a plane that takes them up into the air. Overall I think we made a lot of good gliders the best one being the one with the straws on it but I definitely learned that regular paper airplanes work the best unless you add a machine to one.
I thought the project was fun, but I wish we had gotten more done though. Most of the gliders didn't fly very well. The original glider had for wings and the center was a paper towel roll, we called it the dragon fly. It flew one to two feet, the next glider was a paper air plane that had a balloon taped to the back of it. It flew terribly the balloon only slowed it down. The next one was ballon propeled... Still flew terribly. I feel that our project wasn't as good as past ones I've done. But I had a good time.