Variables And Flight

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Variables And Flight

Mathematicians and lovers of all things that involve calculating the diameter of a circle or radius take this quiz. Get ready for your knowledge to be tested on different uses of variables and flight.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    David wound his FOSS plane rubber band 60 times, and the plane flew a length of 190 cm across a flat fight line. Then he used half as many twists of his rubber band and measured the distance it flew. What is a reasonable guess as to how far the plane might have flown the second time?
    • A. 

      About 100 cm

    • B. 

      About 175 cm

    • C. 

      About 30 cm

  • 2. 
    What is the manipulated variable in David's experiment?
    • A. 

      Distance flown

    • B. 

      Number of rubber band twists

    • C. 

      Angle (slope) of flight line

  • 3. 
    What is the controlled variable in David's experiment?
    • A. 

      Distance flown

    • B. 

      Number of rubber band twists

    • C. 

      Angle (slope) of flight line

  • 4. 
    What is the responding variable in David's experiment?
    • A. 

      Distance flown

    • B. 

      Number of rubber band twists

    • C. 

      Angle (slope) of flight line

  • 5. 
    Which of these is NOT a variable in David's experiment?
    • A. 

      Distance flown

    • B. 

      Number of rubber band twists

    • C. 

      Number of passengers (paper clips)

  • 6. 
    Which of these is NOT a force associated with flight?
    • A. 

      Thrust

    • B. 

      Size

    • C. 

      Drag

  • 7. 
    Which of these forces opposes gravity (weight)?
    • A. 

      Thrust

    • B. 

      Drag

    • C. 

      Lift

  • 8. 
    Which of these forces opposes thrust?
    • A. 

      Gravity

    • B. 

      Drag

    • C. 

      Lift

  • 9. 
    A parachute causes which force?
    • A. 

      Lift

    • B. 

      Thrust

    • C. 

      Drag

  • 10. 
    In a controlled experiment to investigate what effect mass has on the distance a FOSS plane can fly, all of these variables should be controlled EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Number of rubber band winds

    • B. 

      Number of passengers (paper clips)

    • C. 

      Angle (slope) of the flight line