
Beginner's
Guide to Aerodynamics
Drag Equation  Level 1
Subject Area:
Algebra I, Geometry, Physical Science
Grade Level:
911
National Standards:
Mathematics
 Geometry
 Represent problem situations with geometric models and apply properties
of figures.
 Algebra I
 Operate on expressions and matrices, and solve equations and inequalities.
Science
 Physical Science
 Complete problems involving motion and forces.
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Objectives:
After reading
the Drag Equation page from the
NASA Web site, you will demonstrate an understanding of this equation
and how drag is dependent on the variables included in the equation.
The Beginner's
Guide to Aerodynamics is a Web site of information prepared at NASA
Glenn Research Center to help you better understand how airplanes work.
Click The Drag Equation to open
the appropriate slide. Study the equation and read the explanation of this
concept. Then using the information, access Drag
Equation: Level 1 Activity to complete the exercises.
Assessment:
You, or you
and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy or feasibility
of your answers.
Evaluation:
You will
demonstrate the ability to use the information found in this slide of
the Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics
and the various applicable math concepts needed to complete the problems
involving the Drag Equation.
Submitted by: Sue
Gacka, Richmond Heights High School, Richmond Heights, Ohio
