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Using FoilSim to Measure Your Elevation


Subject Area: Physics, Physical Science

Grade Level: 9-12

National Science Standards:

  • Develop an understanding about science and technology and technological designs.
  • Develop an understanding about scientific inquiry and the abilities necessary to achieve them.
  • Develop an understanding about motion and forces.
  • Develop evidence, test models, and explain results.

National Technology Standards:

  • Technology research tools: Use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g., environmental probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools) to support learning and research; select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.
  • 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 designing model wings, you will demonstrate an understanding of wing design by testing models of the wing types both experimentally and by computer modeling in FoilSim and then presenting your results.

Assessment:

You, or you and your partner(s), will be evaluated by the thoroughness of your report.

Evaluation:

You will use the World Wide Web to find information on different wing designs and to design wing models and then test them both experimentally and by computer modeling in FoilSim. Your findings will be summarized in a report.

Submitted by: Chip Limes, Shawnee High School, Springfield, Ohio


PREPARATION

About FoilSim

PREPARATION

Background Information and Research Avenues

 DESIGN

Modified Bicycle Design


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Last Updated: Thu, Jun 12 04:47:13 PM EDT 2014

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