Guide to Aerodynamics
Physics, Physical Science
a knowledge of concepts and processes by using evidence, models, and explanation.
- Research Tools
- Use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g., environmental
probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to
support learning and research.
and Decision-Making Tools - Routinely and efficiently use on-line
information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications,
communications, and productivity.
- After reading an
explanation from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate an
understanding of the text by applying it to questions involving the
theories of how a wing produces lift.
Beginner's Guide to
Aerodynamics is a "textbook" of information prepared at NASA Glenn Research
Center to help you better understand aerodynamics. Click
Guide Index to access the list of slides. Open the slides called
Theory #1, Incorrect
Theory #2, and Incorrect
Theory #3 (with text) and read the explanations on lift and the
popular incorrect theories on how lift is produced. Then using the information
found in these slides, complete the Lift
Theories Activity designed to demonstrate your understanding of the
- You, or you and
your partner(s), will be evaluated on the feasibility of your answers.
- You will demonstrate
the ability to use information found on the World Wide Web and complete
questions which compare and contrast the theories of lift.
- Monroe Kennedy
Jr., Ph.D., Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, Ohio