
Beginner's
Guide to Propulsion
Forces in a Climb
Subject Area(s):
PreCalculus, Algebra II
Grade Level:
912
National Standards:
Science
Science
and Technology  Understandings about science and technology.
Technology
Technology
Productivity Tools  Use technology tools and resources for managing
and communicating personal/professional information.
Technology Communications Tools  Select and apply technology
tools for research, information analysis, problemsolving, and decisionmaking
in content learning.
Mathematics
Mathematics
as ProblemSolving  Apply the process of mathematical modeling
to real world situations.
Mathematical Connections  Recognize equivalent expressions of
the same concept.
Mathematics as Communication  Reflect upon and clarify their
thinking regarding mathematical ideas and relationships.
Algebra  Operate on expressions and matrices, and solve equations
and inequalities.
Trigonometry  Explore real world phenomena using the sine and
cosine functions.
Objectives:
After reading
Forces
in a Climb from the Beginner's
Guide to Propulsion and accessing web pages for information, you will
use the given formula to find acceleration and distance after a specific
time.
Note:
The teacher may want students to do the Forces
in a Climb  Vectors activity first.
The
Beginner's Guide to Propulsion is a Web site of information prepared
at NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand aircraft engine
propulsion. In the Propulsion
Index, locate Aircraft Motion and open the slide entitled
Forces
in a Climb. Study the slide and use it as background information
to help you complete the activity.
Assessment:
You will
be evaluated on the accuracy and/or feasibility of your answers.
Evaluation:
You will
demonstrate the ability to use and understand information on forces in
a climb by completing an activity.
Submitted by:
Sheila Kegg, North Olmsted City Schools, North Olmsted, Ohio
