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Beginner's Guide to Propulsion
What Would You Fly?

 

Subject Area: Language Arts, Science

Grade Level: 5-8

National Standards:

Science
Unifying Concepts and Processes - Evidence, models, and explanation.

Science as Inquiry - Understandings about scientific inquiry.

Science and Technology - Understandings about science and technology.

Mathematics

Mathematics as Problem Solving - formulate problems from situations within and outside mathematics.

Mathematics as Reasoning - recognize and apply deductive and inductive reasoning.

Mathematics as Reasoning - understand and apply reasoning processes, with special attention to spatial reasoning with proportions and graphs.

Mathematics as Reasoning - validate their own thinking.

Technology

Technology productivity tools - use content-specific tools, software, and simulations to support learning and research.

Technology communication tools - design, develop, publish and present products using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom. 

Objectives:

After reading an explanation from a NASA Web site, you will demonstrate an understanding of the text by writing an essay that applies the information found in the slides to a "real-life" question.


The Beginner's Guide to Propulsion is a Web site of information prepared by NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand aircraft propulsion. Click Beginner's Guide Index to access the list of slides. Open the slide called Gas Turbine Propulsion under Propulsion Systems. Then using the information given at What Would You Fly? Activity, complete the activity designed to demonstrate your ability to compose an essay that applies the information found on the World Wide Web to a "real-life" question.


Assessment:

You will be evaluated on the feasibility of your answers.

Evaluation:

You will demonstrate the ability to use and understand information found on the World Wide Web by writing an essay that applies the information found in the slides to a "real-life" question.

Submitted by:

Robert E. Merski, Holy Family School, Erie, Pennsylvania

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Propulsion Index

 

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Last Updated: Thu, Jun 12 04:39:31 PM EDT 2014

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