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Beginner's Guide to Propulsion & RangeGames
Thrust to Weight Ratio

Subject Area: Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science
Grade Level: 10-12
National Science Standards:
  • Unifying Concepts and Processes:
    • Evidence, models, and explanation.
    • Change, constancy, and measurement.
    • Form and function
  • Physical Science: Motions and Forces.
  • Science and Technology:
    • Understandings about science and technology.
    • Abilities of technological design.

National Technology Standards:

  • Technology productivity tools: Investigate and apply simulations in real-world situations.
  • Technology communications tools: Apply technology tools for problem-solving.

National Mathematics Standards:

  • Mathematics as Problem Solving: Use problem-solving approaches to investigate and understand mathematical content.

Objectives:

After reading the Web page Thrust to Weight Ratio, use RangeGames and a search engine to complete the activity to answer questions about turbojet thrust to weight ratio.


The Beginner's Guide to Propulsion is a Web site of information prepared at NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand aircraft engine propulsion. Click Beginner's Guide Index to access the list of slides. Open the slide called Thrust to Weight Ratio (with text); read the explanation; and use the information found there, along with RangeGames and the search engine, to complete the activity.


Assessment:

You, or you and 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 and RangeGames and apply what you have learned about thrust to weight ratio.

Submitted by: Sheri Zakarowsky, Richmond Heights High School, Richmond Heights, Ohio


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Last Updated: Thu, Jun 12 04:39:29 PM EDT 2014

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