Aerodynamics Teacher Resources
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The Everyday Science of Sports
Physical science juniors will enjoy this sensational enrichment on aerodynamics, especially if they are also sports fans! With a focus on physical features and behaviors, collaborative groups make observations on five different golf balls and speculate on how the features affect performance.
Pre-K - Higher Ed Science 81 Views 112 Downloads
After reading to learn about golf ball aerodynamics, eager engineers put their minds together to apply their new knowledge to an aerospace design challenge. Additionally, they work in teams to predict and test the bounce heights of different balls, then share their results with the class.
2nd - 12th Science 12 Views 11 Downloads
Soccer Fever: Learning About the World Cup in Brazil
What an incredible collection of ideas for teaching about the 2014 World Cup in Brazil! This resource is packed with news articles and instructional activities on a wide variety of topics, from the global popularity of soccer and the economic and geographic makeup of Brazil, to researching the aerodynamic properties of the World Cup soccer ball or how the country is handling preparations for this major event.
6th - 12th Science 32 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Aerodynamics And Me
Seventh graders design, construct, refine, and test cars that they build on the computer screen. They find the density of several objects using the techniques used to find volume. They measure various common objects to become more familiar with their dimensions in metric units.
7th Science 3 Views 5 Downloads
Paper Airplane Competition
The guidelines for holding a paper airplane competition are here for you to use with junior high flight engineers. No educational explanations are included, however, so make sure to teach about forces, flight, and Bernoulli's principle prior to conducting the activity.
6th - 8th Science 20 Views 27 Downloads
Wright Again: 100 Years of Flight
Aspiring aeronautical engineers demonstrate different forces as they construct and test paper airplanes. This lesson plan links you to a website that models the most effective paper airplane design, an animation describing the forces affecting flight, and an interactive that allows learners to design and test the lift of a wing.
5th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 29 Downloads
Demonstrate lift to the class that is studying aerodynamics. In the stream of air produced by a blow dryer, little physicists place a wad of tissue paper and a spherical figure to compare. Or, if you have a vacuum cleaner and beach ball, you can demonstrate on a larger scale.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Want to Drag?!
Learners use the Metric system and engineering software to design a scale model car. In this scale model car making lesson, students design a scale model car using computer software, the Metric system, and properties of aerodynamics. Learners then make the car out of wood and test the car in a wind tunnel.
7th - 9th Technology & Engineering 6 Views 4 Downloads
Wings of Imagination
A ten-lesson study of the history of flight awaits you and your charges. Learners get to do all sorts of great activities: they construct hot air baloons and scale models of the Wright Brother's Flyer, develop an understanding of the physics behind flight, and analyze data from a series of experiments using other things that fly.
5th - 8th Science 12 Views 67 Downloads
The Science of Lance Armstrong
Live Strong! High schoolers will discuss some of the reasons behind Lance Armstrong's success in cycling and chart those reasons into four categories: Physiology, Psychology, Equipment, Training/Strategy. They will then choose one sport and research three examples of sports science that an athlete might use and summarize their research in a letter as a coach giving advice to an athlete.
9th - 12th Technology & Engineering 25 Views 90 Downloads
What a Drag
Middle schoolers learn examples of friction and drag, and suggest ways to reduce the impact of these forces. The equation that governs common frictional forces is introduced, and during a hands-on activity, students experimentally measure a coefficient of friction.
6th - 8th Science 4 Views 9 Downloads
Experimenting with Paper Airplanes
Students explore the concept of flight. In this flight lesson, students make paper airplanes with different designs. Students change the angle of launch and thrust and record the distances and time spent in air for each flight. Students add weight to the planes to see how it affects the flight.
9th - 12th Math 7 Views 36 Downloads
The International Space Station
In this International Space Station worksheet, students are given the altitude changes in the space station on a graph from 2000-2004. Students answer 5 questions about the trends in the graph, the changes in altitude, the reason for the changes in altitude and the number of re-boosts in the graph.
8th - 10th Math 8 Views 30 Downloads