Guide to Propulsion & RangeGames
Thrust to Weight Ratio
Subject Area: Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science
Grade Level: 10-12
National Science Standards:
- Unifying Concepts
- Evidence, models,
- Change, constancy,
- Form and function
- Physical Science:
Motions and Forces.
- Science and
about science and technology.
- Abilities of
- Technology productivity
tools: Investigate and apply simulations in real-world situations.
- Technology communications
tools: Apply technology tools for problem-solving.
as Problem Solving: Use problem-solving approaches to investigate
and understand mathematical content.
the Web page Thrust to Weight Ratio,
and a search engine
to complete the activity to answer questions about turbojet thrust to
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. Click Beginner's
Guide Index to access the list of slides. Open the slide called Thrust
to Weight Ratio (with text); read the explanation; and use the information
found there, along with
and the search engine,
to complete the activity.
You, or you
and 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
and RangeGames and apply what you have learned about thrust to weight ratio.
Submitted by: Sheri
Zakarowsky, Richmond Heights High School, Richmond Heights, Ohio