Beginner's
Guide to Aerodynamics
Lift/Velocity Relationship Problem Set
Subject Area:
Algebra I, Physical Science, Physics
Grade
Level: 912
National
Mathematics Standards:

Apply integrated
mathematical problemsolving 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 contentspecific tools, software and simulations
(e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments,
Web tools) to support learning and research.

ProblemSolving
and DecisionMaking Tools  Routinely and efficiently use online
information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research,
publications, communications, and productivity.
Objective:
After reading
an explanation from a NASA Webbased 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