We had some absolutely fantastic entries for our paper plane competition today. We saw a great range of designs from students right throughout the school.
Our longest flight was recorded at 11m 30cm by Oisín in 4th class, making him the Senior Room winner. TJ recorded the longest flight in the middle room with 9m 58cm and Saoirse was the Junior Room winner with a very impressive 9m.
There was some brilliant learning throughout the week as children tested and tweaked their designs aiming for the longest flight time possible. We noticed today that some of the planes that flew furthest had small bodies with wide wings which were folded along the edge, with a very pointy tip. The people with this type of design didn’t have to throw their planes very hard as they glided very well (i.e. they had good lift).
Oisín’s plane however, was very narrow all over, much like the supersonic Concord aeroplanes. This allowed Oisín to fling his plane very hard (thrust) which is where he found his amazing distance.
Congratulations to everybody who took part, what a great way to end #ScienceWeek2015!
|1st||Sarah & Dónal|
|Overall winner||Oisín 4th class|
|School Overall Top 5|
|Oisín Cronin||11m 30cm||4th class|
|Conor Dwyer||11m 05cm||4th class|
|Amy McNicholas||9m 97cm||6th class|
|TJ McNicholas||9m 38cm||3rd class|
|Saoirse Murray||9m||Senior Infants|
View slideshow below to see some of the action