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 79 Views 110 Downloads
Want to Drag?!
Students use the Metric system and engineering software to design a scale model car. For this scale model car making lesson, students design a scale model car using computer software, the Metric system, and properties of aerodynamics. Students then make the car out of wood and test the car in a wind tunnel.
7th - 9th Technology & Engineering 4 Views 4 Downloads
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
Science: Flight Aerodynamics
Young scholars apply the principles of aerodynamics by constructing styrofoam airplanes. By using simple tools and materials, they improve their spatial visualization abilities while increasing motor skills. After small groups of students have built their airplanes, they hold contest to measure flight distance and stability.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 4 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 10 Views 10 Downloads
What a Drag
Students 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
For 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
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