Classroom Activities for Students and Teachers
Some activities included are paper airplanes, wind tunnel building,
puzzles, rockets, formula explanations and experiments.
Guide to Aerodynamics
How do airplanes
work? Why does a wing change shape on takeoff and landing?
How do airplanes
and engines work? Site for younger students
Re-Living the Wright Way
The math and science behind the invention of the airplane by the Wright Brothers
Guide to Propulsion
How do jet engines work? Why are there different kinds of jet engines?
Guide to Model Rockets
The Beginner's Guide to Model Rockets will show you the basic math
and physics that govern the design and flight of model rockets.
Water Bottle Rockets
Bottle Rockets will show you how to design, build, and fly
water-powered bottle rockets. Site for younger students.
Guide to Kites
The Beginner's Guide to Kites will show you the basic math and physics
that govern the design and flight of kites.
Guide to Wind Tunnels
How do wind tunnels work? Why do aeronautical engineers use wind tunnels?
Guide to Compressible Aerodynamics
What are shock waves? What happens in compressible flow?
Guide to Hypersonic Aerodynamics
What is hypersonic flow? What happens to shock waves?
Aerodynamics of Baseball
How does the weather
affect the flight of a hit ball? Why does a curve ball curve?
Aerodynamics of Soccer
How do you
"bend" a soccer kick?
III computes the theoretical lift and drag of a variety of airfoil shapes
is a simulator that models the design and testing of jet engines.
is a simulator that models the design and testing of wind tunnels.
group of programs help you study compressible aerodynamics.
program lets you design and study the flight of a model rockets
program lets you design and study the flight of a kite.
the CurveBall applet, students learn more about aerodynamics by
controlling the conditions of a big league baseball pitch.
the HitModeler applet, students learn more about aerodynamics by
controlling the conditions of a big league baseball in flight.
the SoccerNASA applet, students learn more about aerodynamics by
controlling the conditions of a soccer kick.
program presents a variety of multiple choice math and physics problems
involving aircraft performance.
program lets you study how pressure, temperature, and density change
through the atmosphere.
set of computer animations lets you study the gas laws and the equation
of state of a gas.