
Beginner's
Guide to Aerodynamics
Velocity and Distance for Constant Force Problem Set
Subject Area:
Algebra I
Grade Level:
910
National Mathematics
Standards:
 Recognize equivalent
representations of the same concept.
 Use graphs as tools
to interpret equations.
 Represent problem
situations using discrete structures such as finite graphs.
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 graphically represent
velocity and distance and relate graphed parameters to physical quantities
described in the text.
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 Simple
Aircraft Motion (with text) and read the explanation of the equations
of motion resulting from constant force and motion. Then using the information
shown at Velocity and Distance for
Constant Force Problems, complete the problems designed to demonstrate
your ability to represent these parameters graphically.
Assessment:
You, or you
and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy or feasibility
of your graphs and their relationships to the equations of aircraft motion.
Evaluation:
You will
demonstrate the ability to graphically display equations found on the
World Wide Web and relate graphical characteristics to physical parameters.
Submitted by :
Corrine Rawlin, Wellington High School, Wellington, Ohio
