Guide to Propulsion
Thrust to Weight Ratio and Excess Thrust
Algebra I, Physical Science
Grade Level: 9-10
I - Students will operate on expressions and solve equations.
Mathematical Connections - Students will use and value connections
between mathematics and other disciplines.
Science - Students will understand concepts involving motion and
Research Tools - Select and apply technology tools for research,
information analysis, problem-solving, and decision-making in content
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.
an explanation from a NASA Web site, you will demonstrate an understanding
of the text by applying it to questions involving the Thrust to Weight
Ratio and Excess Thrust of an aircraft.
Beginner's Guide to Propulsion is a Web site of information prepared
at NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand propulsion.
Open the slides called Thrust to
Weight Ratio and Excess
Thrust and read the explanations relating to these two scientific
concepts. Use these descriptions as background information to help you complete
You, or you
and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy and feasibility
of your answers.
demonstrate the ability to use information found on the World Wide Web
and complete questions which involve the Thrust to Weight Ratio as well
as Excess Thrust.
Sue Gacka, Richmond Heights High School, Richmond Heights, Ohio