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Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics
The Lift Equation Problem Set


Subject Area: Algebra I, Physics

Grade Level: 9-12

 National Science Standards:

  • Unifying Concepts and Processes:
    • Models and explanation.
    • Change and constancy.
  • Physical Science: Motion and forces.
  • Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology.

National Technology Standards:

  • Research Tools - Use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research.
  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools - Routinely and efficiently use on-line information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity.

Objective:

After reading the Lift Equation page from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate an understanding of the lift equation by answering questions.
 

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 The Lift Equation (with text). Study the labeled diagrams and read the explanation of the lift equation. Then using the information shown at The Lift Equation Problems, complete the exercise.


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

Evaluation:

You will demonstrate the ability to use information found on the World Wide Web to apply what you have learned about the lift equation to airplane lift.

 Submitted by: Sheri Zakarowsky, Richmond Heights High School, Richmond Heights, Ohio


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Last Updated: Thu, Jun 12 04:46:41 PM EDT 2014

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