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Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics
Rudder -Yaw Problem Set


Subject Area: Physical Science

Grade Level: 6-9

 National Science Standards:

  • Unifying Concepts and Processes:
    • Models and explanation.
    • Change and constancy.
  • Physical Science: Motion and forces.
  • Science and Technology:
    • Understandings about science and technology.
    • Abilities of technological design.

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 the Rudder - Yaw page from the NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate an understanding of a rudder's function by answering questions in which you will apply this information.
 

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 Rudder - Yaw (with text). Study the labeled diagram and read the explanation of rudder - yaw. Then using the information shown at Rudder -Yaw Problems, complete the exercise.


 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 apply what you have learned about the rudder's function.

 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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