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Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics
Design Challenge


Subject Area: Science, Physics
Grade Level: 11-12
National Standards:

Science
  • Science as Inquiry: Understanding about science inquiry.
  • Physical Science: Motions and forces.
  • Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology.

Technology

  • Technology research tools - use content-specific tools, software and simulations to support learning and research.
  • Technology research tools - select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.

Objectives:

After reading the explanation given below, use information found on the World Wide Web to complete the activity in which you will demonstrate an understanding of flight and propulsion.


The Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics is a Web site of information prepared by NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand aircraft aerodynamics and propulsion. Click Beginner's Guide Index to access the list of slides. Open the slides hyperlinked from Design Challenge Activity and read the information before completing the activity.


Assessment:

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

Evaluation:

You will be able to use information found on the World Wide Web to complete the activity designed to demonstrate your understanding of propulsion and flight.

Submitted by: Patrick J. Kelley, Medina County Career Center, Medina, Ohio


Related Pages:
Activity
Worksheet
Answers
Aerodynamics Activity Index
Aerodynamics Index

 

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