Guide to Aerodynamics
Aircraft Trim Activity
Physics, Algebra I + II
- 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.
an explanation from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate an
understanding of the text by applying it to the calculation of wing and
tail lift and wing and tail distance in trimmed flight.
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
Guide Index to access the list of slides. Open the slide called Trimmed
Aircraft (with text) and read the explanation on how to
calculate wing and tail lift and wing and tail distance in trimmed flight.
Then at Trimmed Aircraft Activity,
complete the problems designed to demonstrate your ability to calculate
wing and tail lift and wing and tail distance in trimmed flight.
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 wing and tail lift and wing and tail distance in trimmed
Dan Tuttle, Lorain Admiral King High School, Lorain, Ohio