Guide to Propulsion
What Would You Fly?
If so instructed by your teacher, print out a worksheet page for
This activity will
give you a chance to explore the Internet for different types of aircraft
engines and write a narrative essay using the information you find.
- computer with word
processing program and Internet capability
- Go to NASA's Beginner's
Guide to Propulsion.
- Read the introductory
- Click on the "Propulsion
- Click on Gas
Turbine Propulsion which is under Propulsion Systems.
- Read the information.
You may want to check out the links near the end which talk about types
of engines, like Turboprop or Turbojet.
- Using the information
you have found on the Internet, write an essay based on this scenario:
"You are at home and need to get to Tokyo, Japan. What kind of airplane
engine would you use to fly there and why?"
- Using good writing
skills, revise your paper.
- Use a word processing
program to complete the final essay on the computer.
- As an extension
activity, look up the maximum speed your airplane engine allows you
to travel. How fast could you get to Tokyo from your home town going