Guide to Aerodynamics
The Lift Equation Problem Set
Algebra I, Physics
- Unifying Concepts
- Models and
- Change and
- Physical Science:
Motion and forces.
- Science and
Technology: Understandings about science and 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.
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
Lift Equation page from a NASA Web-based textbook, you will demonstrate
an understanding of the lift equation by answering questions.
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 The
Lift Equation (with text). Study the labeled diagrams and read
the explanation of the lift equation. Then using the information shown
at The Lift Equation Problems,
complete the exercise.
You, or your
partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy or feasibility of your answers.
demonstrate the ability to use information found on the World Wide Web
to apply what you have learned about the lift equation to airplane lift.
by: Sheri Zakarowsky, Richmond Heights High School, Richmond Heights,