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# I want to find out how affecting the amount of paper clips (weight) will affect how fast it takes a spinner to fall to the ground.

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Introduction

Dale Rourke

## Plan

I want to find out how affecting the amount of paper clips (weight) will affect how fast it takes a spinner to fall to the ground.

To make the investigation a fair test I am keeping these things the same:

• The spinner size
• The height at which it is dropped from
• The size of the paperclips

Middle

6cm                          1cm                          7cm

For the experiment I will drop a paper spinner from distance of 2 metres and measure the time it takes to fall to the ground each time adding a paper clip and recording the different times. From this I will be able to see if weight affects the speed at which things fall due to the influence of gravity.

Prediction

I predict that the more paper clips added the faster the paper clip will fall.

Conclusion

terminal velocity. The spinner fell to the ground at a steady speed because the forces are balanced.

Evaluation

I have gathered enough evidence to support my conclusion. I predicted that the more paper clips added the faster the paper clip would fall.

If I were to do the experiment again I would further the test by doing the experiment with different types of paper. I would do the experiment inside and outside. To further the range of answers I would change the size of the spinner and change the size of the wingspan whilst adding paper clips as well.

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