Guide to Aerodynamics
Aircraft Trajectory Activity
- Demonstrate the
ability to read written presentations of mathematics with understanding.
- Operate on expressions
and matrices, and solve equations and inequalities.
- Physical Science:
Motions and forces.
- Research Tools
- Use content-specific tools, software and simulations (e.g., environmental
probes, graphing calculators, exploratory environments, Web tools)
to support learning and research.
and Decision-Making Tools - Routinely and efficiently use on-line
information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications,
communications, and productivity.
- After reading an
explanation from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate an
understanding of the text by applying it to the calculation of speed,
distance, acceleration, and time in simple aircraft motion.
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 Aircraft
Motion (with text) and read the explanation on how to calculate
speed, distance, acceleration, and time in simple aircraft motion with
force and mass constant. Then using the information shown at Aircraft
Trajectory Problems, complete the problems designed to demonstrate
your ability to calculate speed, distance, acceleration, and time in simple
You, or you
and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy or feasibility
of your answers.
- You will demonstrate
the ability to use information found on the World Wide Web to learn
how to calculate speed, distance, acceleration, and time in simple aircraft
Dan Tuttle, Lorain Admiral King High School, Lorain, Ohio