Guide to Aerodynamics
Grade Level: 11
- Demonstrate the ability
to read written presentations of mathematics with understanding.
- Apply integrated
mathematical problem-solving strategies to solve problems outside of mathematics.
- Judge the validity
- Apply the law of
conservation of energy.
- Apply the interactions
of energy and matter.
- Research Tools
- Use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g., environmental
probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to
support learning and research.
and Decision-Making Tools - Routinely and efficiently use on-line
information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications,
communications, and productivity.
an explanation from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will extend understanding
of the text to a real life scenario and explore scientific laws and relationships
mathematically. You will:
- Calculate the potential
energy of a glider.
- Calculate the kinetic
energy of a moving glider.
- Calculate the change
in velocity when potential energy changes to kinetic energy.
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 Forces
on a Glider from the series and read the explanation. Then
using the information, complete a set of problems designed to demonstrate
your ability to apply what you have learned to scientific laws and relationships.
Activity to begin the problems.
You, or you and
your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy or feasibility of your
You will demonstrate
the ability to use information found on the World Wide Web and apply it to
scientific laws and relationships.
Shaw High School, East Cleveland, Ohio