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Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics
Lift/Velocity Relationship Problem Set

Subject Area: Algebra I, Physical Science, Physics
Grade Level: 9-12

National Mathematics Standards:

  • Apply integrated mathematical problem-solving strategies to solve problems from within and outside mathematics.

  • Read written presentations of mathematics with understanding.

  • Recognize equivalent representations of the same concept.

  • Use graphs as tools to interpret equations.

National Technology Standards:

  • Research Tools - Use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research.

  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools - Routinely and efficiently use on-line information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity.

Objective:

After reading an explanation from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate your ability to use, graph (using a graphing calculator), and interpret a text equation.


Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics is a "textbook" of information prepared at NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand how airplanes work. Click Beginner's Guide Index to access the list of slides. Open the slide called Velocity Effects (with text) and read the explanation on how lift varies with the square of the velocity. Using the information shown at Lift/Velocity Relationship Problems, complete the problem designed to demonstrate your ability to solve and graphically display text equations.


Assessment:

You, or you and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy or feasibility of your answers and graphs.

Evaluation:

You will demonstrate the ability to use information found on the World Wide Web to learn about lift/velocity relationships.

Submitted by : Corrine Rawlin, Wellington High School, Wellington, Ohio


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