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Beginner's Guide to Propulsion
Thrust to Weight Ratio and Excess Thrust


Subject Area: Algebra I, Physical Science
Grade Level: 9-10
National Standards:
Mathematics
Algebra I - Students will operate on expressions and solve equations.
Mathematical Connections - Students will use and value connections between mathematics and other disciplines.

Science

Physical Science - Students will understand concepts involving motion and forces.

Technology

Technology Research Tools - Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content learning.
Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools - Routinely and efficiently use on-line information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity.

 Objectives:

After reading an explanation from a NASA Web site, you will demonstrate an understanding of the text by applying it to questions involving the Thrust to Weight Ratio and Excess Thrust of an aircraft.



The Beginner's Guide to Propulsion is a Web site of information prepared at NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand propulsion. Open the slides called Thrust to Weight Ratio and Excess Thrust and read the explanations relating to these two scientific concepts. Use these descriptions as background information to help you complete the activity.

Assessment:

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

Evaluation:

You will demonstrate the ability to use information found on the World Wide Web and complete questions which involve the Thrust to Weight Ratio as well as Excess Thrust.

Submitted by: Sue Gacka, Richmond Heights High School, Richmond Heights, Ohio


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