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Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics
Airplane Parts Identification & Functions Problem Set



Subject Area: Science

Grade Level: 6-9

 National Science Standards:

  • Unifying Concepts and Processes: Models and explanation.
  • 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 a page from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate an understanding of the text by identifying the airplane parts on the photograph of an airplane and by answering questions about the functions of selected parts.

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 Airplane Parts Definitions (with text). Study the labeled diagram and read the explanation of the functions of the airplane parts. Then using the information shown at Airplane Parts Identification and Functions Problems, complete the questions.


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 identify the parts of an airplane and their functions.

 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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