Paper Bullets Experiment: Data Analysis Of A Paper Bullet Experiment

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Paper Bullets Experiment: Data Analysis The scientific question that was investigated by the paper bullets experiment asked, “Does the width of a paper bullet affect the distance it travels when it is launched?” The hypothesis that goes along with that question is, “If a paper bullet has a larger width, then it will travel a shorter distance than a standard paper bullet with a width of 4cm.” Variables in this experiment included the independent variable (width of the starting piece of paper used to make a paper bullet), the dependent variable (the distance that the paper bullet travels when launched), and the control variables (size/type of rubber band, the device used to launch paper bullets, the area used to experiment, paper used to make paper bullets, distance paper bullets were pulled back on the rubber band). 4cm paper bullets were used as the control group for the experiment. Ordinarily, 5 and 6cm paper bullets were made and launched as the experimental group in the experiment. To collect the data in the experiment, launch the paper bullet and record the distance that it traveled in meters, using a meter stick. The first trial of the experiment was a 4cm paper bullet and it went a total of 10.69m when rounded to the nearest hundredth. 4cm paper bullet #2 went a total of 13.12m. Accordingly, it traveled much farther than any other paper bullet launched during the experiment. 4cm paper bullet #3 traveled 10.31m and #4 traveled 10.99m. The average distance that the 4cm

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