Subject Area: Computer Applications/Word Processing
Grade Level: 9-12
National Technology Standards:
- Technology Research Tools - Select and apply technology
tools for research, information analysis, problem-solving, and
decision-making in content learning.
- Technology Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Tools -
Routinely and efficiently use on-line information resources to
meet needs for collaboration, research, publications,
communications, and productivity.
- After reading the explanation given below, use the World Wide
Web to investigate jet engine noise, related health concerns, and
efforts by NASA Glenn Research Center to reduce engine noise.
- Use the information to compose in rough draft, block style
letter format or E-mail format, and business report format.
In the Olmsted Falls, Ohio, community the noise from airplanes as
they take off from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in
northeastern Ohio is a common problem. To better understand how the
noise footprint affects those on the ground, in the activity listed
below you will simulate the takeoff of a commercial airliner and
notice the "noise footprint."
Other communities worldwide share this noise problem--even
communities near smaller airports. In the activity you will also look
at the engine noise problem at the San Francisco International Airport. You
will learn what some experts say about health concerns and jet engine
Jet passenger planes are quieter now than they were just a few
years ago with the help of NASA Glenn Research Center located near
the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Shown below is the
Aero-Acoustical Propulsions Laboratory at NASA Glenn. In this dome,
jet noise and active fan control tests are conducted in collaboration
Click on airport noise
activity to begin your activity.
You, or you and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the
creativity and thoroughness you display and the proper use of the
block style letter format or E-mail format and business report
Demonstrate the ability to use the World Wide Web to
investigate some of the health concerns that are associated with
jet engine noise in and around airports and what experts say can
be done to alleviate engine noise health concerns. Summarize your
information in a business report format.
Submitted by: Michael Guildoo, Olmsted Falls High School,
Olmsted Falls, Ohio