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Observation

The foam cut out with a low profile streamlined shape had the least  wind resistance and the cuboid-shaped foam had the most  wind resistance.
 

 

Shape Cuboid Low profile cuboid Low profile streamlined
Wind resistance (N) 0.95 0.3 0.1

Plot the results observed into a graph, as shown below
 

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Complexity level:
6
Project cost ($):
40
Time required:
1 day to preparation, 1 day for observation
Material availability:
Easily found. An industrial strength fan may be purchased at Lowes/Home Depot or other hardware stores
Safety concerns:

Basic safety requirements