Guide to Propulsion
J.E.T.S.- Jet Studies Enriched with Technology Systems
Jet Engine Activity
the different jet engines and their components, you will work with
a team of 2 - 4 students to build an engine using materials found
around the classroom and/or home.
You will also present your knowledge of jet engines in a creative
3-5 minute skit. The skits will be videotaped in a "private"
environment and shown to all students for peer and teacher review.
(Time to record 10 skits: 45 minutes)
jet engines and take notes over the different types of engines
and their components. Use the Beginner's
Guide to Propulsion and Engine
Sim to complete your research. You might want to begin with
the slide called Jet
- In your
group (2 -4 students), decide which engine you will build.
- Using all
of the materials given to you, build your jet engine
and label the parts. Make sure all engine parts are labeled.
a skit, to include all team members, that will describe how
the engine works and its parts.
- Print one
rubric for each team to use as part of a peer review.
(5 hours total)
the engine - 2 hours
the skit - 1 hour
and videotaping the skit - 1 hour
the video - 1 hour
to be provided to each team:
- Paper towel
- Two pencils
- Two pieces
of plain white paper
- Two pieces
of construction paper
- Two index
- Two straws
- Two paper
- Two metal
- A paper
- A Pringle's
can with lid
- A one liter
- Small piece