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Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics
Velocity and Distance for Constant Force Problem Set


Subject Area: Algebra I

Grade Level: 9-10

National Mathematics Standards:

  • Recognize equivalent representations of the same concept.
  • Use graphs as tools to interpret equations.
  • Represent problem situations using discrete structures such as finite graphs.

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 an explanation from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will graphically represent velocity and distance and relate graphed parameters to physical quantities described in the text.


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 Simple Aircraft Motion (with text) and read the explanation of the equations of motion resulting from constant force and motion. Then using the information shown at Velocity and Distance for Constant Force Problems, complete the problems designed to demonstrate your ability to represent these parameters graphically.


Assessment:

You, or you and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy or feasibility of your graphs and their relationships to the equations of aircraft motion.

Evaluation:

You will demonstrate the ability to graphically display equations found on the World Wide Web and relate graphical characteristics to physical parameters.

Submitted by : Corrine Rawlin, Wellington High School, Wellington, Ohio

 


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