Beginner's Guide to Propulsion
J.E.T.S. - Jet Studies Enriched with Technology Systems
Jet Engine Activity
Area: Physical Science
Grade Level: 5-8
Science - Students will understand concepts involving motion
& forces and structure & properties of matter.
Research Tools - Select and apply technology tools for research,
information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in
Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools -
Routinely and efficiently use on-line information resources to
meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications,
the different jet engines and their components, you will be
able to build your own engine using materials found around the
classroom and/or home.
present your knowledge of jet engines in a creative 3-5 minute
Beginner's Guide to Propulsion is a Web site of information prepared
at NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand engines.
Open the slide called Jet
Engine Parts and read the explanations relating to the scientific
concepts. Use these descriptions, as well as EngineSim,
as background information to help you complete this activity.
and your partner(s) will be assessed on your knowledge of how an
engine works using the Jet Engine
and your team will be evaluated on your ability to use the materials
provided to you to demonstrate how the engine works. It is suggested
that the skits be videotaped and shown to the students for peer
by: Diane Callahan and Barbara Bell, Fairfield Middle School,