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Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics Activities

Glenn
Research
Center

A wide variety of aerospace activities and lesson plans have been generated by active teachers, educators, and NASA engineers and scientists. These activities are sponsored by the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate from NASA HQ, through the Educational Programs Office at NASA Glenn. Many of the activites were developed for the Learning Technologies Project at NASA Glenn. The following activities support the Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics.

These lessons are arranged by subject, grade level, and creator. Teacher's are encouraged to click on the TEACHER hyperlink to obtain information concerning the learning standards addressed by each activity. Clicking on the STUDENT hyperlink will take you directly to the activity.


Title
Subject Area
Grade Level
Created by
Pages

Lift Theories

Physics,
Physical Science
9-12
M. Kennedy Jr.

STUDENT   TEACHER

Trimmed Aircraft

Physics,
Algebra II
11-12
M. Kennedy Jr.

STUDENT   TEACHER

Aircraft Motion - Level 1

Physics,
Algebra I
10-12
M. Kennedy Jr.

STUDENT   TEACHER

Aircraft Motion - Level 2

Physics,
Algebra II
11-12
M. Kennedy Jr.

STUDENT   TEACHER

Determining Center of Gravity - Level 1

Physics,
Algebra II
11-12
M. Kennedy Jr.

STUDENT   TEACHER

Determining Center of Gravity - Level 2

Calculus
11-12
M. Kennedy Jr.

STUDENT   TEACHER

Wing Area - Level 1

Geometry
10-12
M. Kennedy Jr.

STUDENT   TEACHER

Wing Area - Level 2

Algebra II,
Trigonometry
11-12
M. Kennedy Jr.

STUDENT   TEACHER

Center of Gravity

Physics,
PreCalculus
11-12
M. Hughes

STUDENT   TEACHER

Pitot Tube

Algebra I,
Physics
9-12
M. Hughes

STUDENT   TEACHER

Aircraft Trajectory

Algebra I,
Physics
9-12
M. Hughes

STUDENT   TEACHER

Mach Number

Algebra I,
Physical Science
9-12
C. Rawlin

STUDENT   TEACHER

Elliptical Wing

Geometry
10-11
C. Rawlin

STUDENT   TEACHER

Equation of State

Physics,
Algebra I
9-12
C. Rawlin

STUDENT   TEACHER

Trimmed Aircraft Equation

Algebra II
11-12
C. Rawlin

STUDENT   TEACHER

Lift/Velocity Relationships

Algebra I, Physical Science, Physics
9-12
C. Rawlin

STUDENT   TEACHER

Velocity and Distance for Constant Force

Algebra I
9-10
C. Rawlin

STUDENT   TEACHER

Vectors in Relative Velocities

Vectors,
Physics
11-12
C. Rawlin

STUDENT   TEACHER

Airplane Parts Definition

General Science
6-9
S. Zakarowsky

STUDENT   TEACHER

Newton's First Law and Airplanes

Physical Science
8-9
S. Zakarowsky

STUDENT   TEACHER

Newton's Second Law and Airplanes

Physical Science, Algebra I
9-10
S. Zakarowsky

STUDENT   TEACHER

Newton's Third Law and Airplanes

Physics
11-12
S. Zakarowsky

STUDENT   TEACHER

Aileron Roll Problem

Physical Science
8-9
S. Zakarowsky

STUDENT   TEACHER

Size Effects

Physical Science, Ratios
8-10
S. Zakarowsky

STUDENT   TEACHER

Lift Equation

Algebra I, Physics
9-12
S. Zakarowsky

STUDENT   TEACHER

Rudder - Yaw

Physical Science
6-9
S. Zakarowsky

STUDENT   TEACHER

Airspeed

General Math, Algebra I
8-10
D. Tuttle

STUDENT   TEACHER

Aircraft Trajectory

Algebra I
9-10
D. Tuttle

STUDENT   TEACHER

Wind Tunnel Aerodynamics

Algebra I, Geometry, Physics
9-12
D. Tuttle

STUDENT   TEACHER

Aircraft Trim

Physics,
Algebra I + II
9-12
D. Tuttle

STUDENT   TEACHER

Airplane Parts/Functions

Physical Science
6-9
D. Tuttle

STUDENT   TEACHER

Dimensional Analysis

Physics
11-12
M. Burich

STUDENT   TEACHER

Displacement

Trigonometry
11-12
M. Burich

STUDENT   TEACHER

Drag

Physics
11-12
M. Burich

STUDENT   TEACHER

Energy

Physics
11-12
M. Burich

STUDENT   TEACHER

Geometry I

Geometry
10-11
M. Burich

STUDENT   TEACHER

Geometry II

Geometry
10-11
M. Burich

STUDENT   TEACHER

Airplane Parts

General Science
7-12
M. Burich

STUDENT   TEACHER

Calculating Range for a Constant Velocity

Mathematics
7-8
J. Dannemiller

STUDENT   TEACHER

Density and Lift

Physical Science
6-8
M. Kotick

STUDENT   TEACHER

Forces on an Airplane and Resulting Motion

Physical Science
7-12
M. Kotick

STUDENT   TEACHER

Why Invent That?

Comprehensive Science
6-8
S. Eaken

STUDENT   TEACHER

Cruising Aircraft and Balanced Forces

Physical Science
7-8
T. Dyke

STUDENT   TEACHER

Basic Airplane Balance - The Wright Brothers' Bicycle Test

Science, Technology
9-12
R. Smith

STUDENT   TEACHER

Temperature and Pressure

Science, Technology, Mathematics
9-12
R. Smith

STUDENT   TEACHER

Flying Farther

Computer Applications
9-12
P. Brinkmann

STUDENT   TEACHER

Gonna Boom

Computer Applications
9-12
P. Brinkmann

STUDENT   TEACHER

Wings to Come

Computer Applications
9-12
P. Brinkmann

STUDENT   TEACHER

Drag Equation : Level 1

Geometry, Algebra I, Physical Science
9-11
S. Gacka

STUDENT   TEACHER

Drag Equation: Level 2

Geometry, Algebra I, Physical Science
9-11
S. Gacka

STUDENT   TEACHER

Designing an Aircraft Model

Science, Mathematics
6-8
R. Merski

STUDENT   TEACHER

Design Challenge

Science, Physics
11-12
P. Kelley

STUDENT   TEACHER

Fundamental Terms

Science, Physics
6-8
P. Kelley

STUDENT   TEACHER

Forces in a Climb - Vectors

Pre-Calculus, Algebra II
9-12
S. Kegg

STUDENT   TEACHER

Forces in a Climb

Pre-Calculus, Algebra II
9-12
S. Kegg

STUDENT   TEACHER

Teamwork in Aerospace

Science, Technology
6-12
T. Benson

STUDENT   TEACHER


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Last Updated: Jun 12 2014

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