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Beginner's Guide to Propulsion
J.E.T.S. - Jet Studies Enriched with Technology Systems
Jet Engine Activity

Subject Area: Physical Science
Grade Level: 5-8
National Standards:

Science

Physical Science - Students will understand concepts involving motion & forces and structure & properties of matter.

Technology

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.

 Objectives:

After studying the different jet engines and their components, you will be able to build your own engine using materials found around the classroom and/or home.

You will present your knowledge of jet engines in a creative 3-5 minute skit.


The Beginner's Guide to Propulsion is a Web site of information prepared at NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand engines. Open the slide called Jet Engine Parts and read the explanations relating to the scientific concepts. Use these descriptions, as well as EngineSim, as background information to help you complete this activity.

Assessment:

You and your partner(s) will be assessed on your knowledge of how an engine works using the Jet Engine Rubric.

Evaluation:

You and your team will be evaluated on your ability to use the materials provided to you to demonstrate how the engine works. It is suggested that the skits be videotaped and shown to the students for peer review.

Submitted by: Diane Callahan and Barbara Bell, Fairfield Middle School, Fairfield, Ohio


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Last Updated: Thu, Jun 12 04:39:29 PM EDT 2014

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