Aerodynamics Teacher Resources
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The history of aerodynamics is rich with experimentation and international collaboration. Author Joyce Bryant relays this dynamic past and provides math word problems using the formula of lift, the force that makes airplanes fly. She suggests; to fly a kite, release a toy balloon, or place strips of paper in a fan to provide tangible demonstrations of the force of air molecules in understanding lift.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
The Physics of Flight
Three activities allow young flight engineers to understand the 4 principles of flight (weight, lift, thrust, and drag), to construct a glider, and to create a propeller. Multicultural history and literature are integrated by reading Laurence Yep's Newbery-winning novel Dragonwings.
4th - 6th Language Arts 26 Views 73 Downloads
Students design a skydiver and parachute constraption to demonstrate how drag caused by air resistance slows the descent of skydivers as they travel back to Earth. They experience how gravity pulls the skydiver toward the earth and how drag is used with the parachute.
5th - 7th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 6 Downloads
Science of the Winter Olympic Games: Engineering Faster and Safer Bobsleds
While your physical science class is studying mechanics, this would be a fabulous enrichment video for covering aerodynamics or friction. Mechanical engineers dedicate their time to developing Olympic-quality bobsleds to be as fast, but also as safe, as possible for this dangerous sport.
6 mins 6th - 12th Technology & Engineering 10 Views 6 Downloads
Science: Flight Aerodynamics
Students 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
Learners study paper airplanes. In this instructional activity on aerodynamics, students print out the folding directions for making paper airplanes and after making the planes test their paper airplanes to see how well each flies. Learners weigh their planes, measure the length of their planes and the wingspan plotting this data on graphs.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 14 Downloads
Allowing Students to Explore Simple Physics and Marketing in English Class
Scientific method, linear measurements, friction, inertia. Imagine learning scientific vocabulary in an ELA class. Before researching and developing a presentation about simple machines, class members build a common, but decidedly watered-down, version of these terms and scientific principles.
9th Language Arts 33 Views 76 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Racing with the Sun: Creating a Solar Car
As the cost of oil continues to rise and the environmental impacts of emissions become more widespread, the demand for alternative energy sources for cars is huge. In an engaging and challenging week-long lesson, your upper-elementary or middle schoolers are transformed into mechanical engineers as they design and build solar powered cars.
4th - 8th Math 105 Views 112 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Aerodynamics in Automobile Racing
Learners investigate and demonstrate how aerodynamic downforce is more important than drag reduction in automobile racing. They research to find data about the quality of speed and performance in auto racing since aerodynamic downforce has been a focus.
5th - 7th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads