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Beginner's Guide to Propulsion
Forces in a Climb


Subject Area(s): Pre-Calculus, Algebra II

Grade Level: 9-12

National Standards:

Science
Science and Technology - Understandings about science and technology.

Technology

Technology Productivity Tools - Use technology tools and resources for managing and communicating personal/professional information.
Technology Communications Tools - Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learning.

Mathematics

Mathematics as Problem-Solving - Apply the process of mathematical modeling to real world situations.
Mathematical Connections - Recognize equivalent expressions of the same concept.
Mathematics as Communication - Reflect upon and clarify their thinking regarding mathematical ideas and relationships.
Algebra - Operate on expressions and matrices, and solve equations and inequalities.
Trigonometry - Explore real world phenomena using the sine and cosine functions.

Objectives:

After reading Forces in a Climb from the Beginner's Guide to Propulsion and accessing web pages for information, you will use the given formula to find acceleration and distance after a specific time.

Note: The teacher may want students to do the Forces in a Climb - Vectors activity first.


The Beginner's Guide to Propulsion is a Web site of information prepared at NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand aircraft engine propulsion. In the Propulsion Index, locate Aircraft Motion and open the slide entitled Forces in a Climb. Study the slide and use it as background information to help you complete the activity.


Assessment:

You will be evaluated on the accuracy and/or feasibility of your answers.

Evaluation:

You will demonstrate the ability to use and understand information on forces in a climb by completing an activity.

Submitted by: Sheila Kegg, North Olmsted City Schools, North Olmsted, Ohio


Related Pages:
Activity
Worksheet
Answers
Aerodynamics Activity Index
Aerodynamics Index
Propulsion Activity Index
Propulsion Index

 

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Last Updated: Thu, Jun 12 04:39:32 PM EDT 2014

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