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Experimental Design DiagramsName Jake, Tyler, James, Seth HR

A. State your question Will the launch angle affect the distance the rocket flies?
B.Make a prediction showing what you think will happen in the experiment.
If the angle that the rocket is launched is less then the rocket will fly farther and longer
because it shoots and has more time to fly longer.
C. Create a data table.
1.When making a data table, follow the example given and be sure that…
2.It has a brief descriptive title in the form of “(dependent variable) DEPENDS ON (independent
variable)”
3.The first column is for the independent variable, the one you are changing.
4.The next column(s) are for trials of the dependent variable.
5.The last column is for the best value (average) of the dependent variable.
6.The columns of data begin with a label naming the variable and the units in which it is
measured. Be sure to include the units of the variables, as shown below.
7.The data are entered as numbers only.
8.The last row should contain the source of the data.

Rocket Flight depends on starting angle


launch angle Distance (m) Distance (m)
Trial 1 Trial 2 Trial 3
40 95 110 115 106.67
50 95 110 105 103.33
60 110 90 100 100

Source: James Mason

Data From Rocket Launching


107
106
105
104
Distance Flown

103
102 Column B
101
100
99
98
40 45 50 55 60
Launch Angle of Rocket

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A.List 5 controlled variables. Launcher, rocket, wing size, air pressure, same place
B.List the materials needed for the experiment. 20 oz bottle, 2 liter, card board, duct tape,
launcher, a knife
C.Write out a step by step procedure for carrying out the experiment. First you cut three 12
by 6 cm wings and attach them to the 2 liter you then put the rocket on the launcher and
change the angles for the experiment with a protractor and after it launches you measure
the distance in meters
*Someone should be able to repeat your experiment from your procedure.
D.Check your experimental design diagram with your instructor and carry out the experiment.
E.Fill in the data table.
F.Graph your data on Excel. (Use the graphing guidelines.)
G.Write a conclusion. When the angle of the launcher is a smaller angle it will have a
longer distance because it has more time to fly.
1.Does your data support your hypothesis? Why or why not? (Describe by referring to
your data! Be sure you talk about your data and graph.) Yes. I said it will fly longer
when the angle is smaller, and that is exactly what happened.
2.What changes would you make if you did the experiment again and why? (Be specific
to the individual experiment…NOT “Be more accurate” “Do more trials”) I would take
more time to perfect the rocket and get the wings sturdier.

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