This experiment explores how air resistance or drag affects how an object falls.
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Experiment with different length straws and different sized hoops. Do more hoops make it glide better?
Can we really call that a plane? It may look weird, but you will discover it flies surprisingly well! The two sizes of hoops help to keep the straw balanced as it flies. The big hoop creates "drag" (or air resistance) which helps keep the straw level, while the smaller hoop at the front keeps your super hooper from turning off course. Some have asked why the plane does not turn over since the hoops are heavier than the straw. Since objects of different weight generally fall at the same speed, the hoop will keep its "upright" position.
*As we’re not there to control things, we can’t accept liability for anything that goes wrong.