Aerodynamics Teacher Resources
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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.
Build a Paper Plane
Students study the history of the paper plane. In this design activity students create several types of paper planes and determine if there is a difference in mean flight distances.
Bubble-ology and Bernoulli
Young scholars explore aerodynamics and Bernoulli's principle by devising ways to keep bubbles aloft.
Spear Point Production
Learners explore that prehistoric people had to have a good knowledge of the physical world around them in order to choose the best material for spear production. They also explore that prehistoric people were intelligent beings who experimented with the materials around them in an attempt to raise their level of techonology and make their lives easier and more productive.
Experimenting with Paper Airplanes
Young scholars explore the concept of flight. In this flight lesson, students make paper airplanes with different designs. Young scholars 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. Young scholars determine the Reynolds number of their planes.
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.
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. Diagrams are not included.
Students are introduced to basic aerodynamics through a discussion of thrust and drag and a hands-on activity. They examine the forces of thrust, drag, air pressure, aerodynamic shapes and Newton's Third Law Of Motion.
The Science of Flight in Relationship to Birds and Gliders
Students study man's first form of flight which truly imitated the free-flight of birds--the glider. They examine such important contributions to the invention of the glider, such as Sir George Cayley, Jean Marie LeBris, Otto Lilienthal and others. They focus on how gliders actually fly
Students apply the knowledge of Bernoulli's Principle and construct simple aerodynamic designs. In this flight physics lesson, students explore the history of man's interest in flying and the forces influencing an object in flight by creating and designing simple aerodynamic structures.
Students examine how wind tunnels are used for research and development. In this aerodynamics lesson students are given instructions on how to develop different types of wind tunnel.
ESL Holiday Lessonsï»¿: Aviation Day
In this language skills worksheet, students read an article regarding Aviation Day. Students respond to 6 matching questions, 29 fill in the blank questions, 30 multiple choice questions, 12 word scramble questions, 30 short answer questions, 1 graphic organizer question, and 1 essay question regarding the content of the article.
Students examine the history behind the frisbee and how Bernoulli's principle and Newton's law plays a role. For this flight lesson students complete an experiment on how the rim of a frisbee effects flight.
How the force of air helps an airplane fly.
Learners appropriately the following terms in sentences: drag, thrust, gravity, aerodynamics and lift.
Students launch flying tubes. In this aeronautics lesson, students gather the materials and follow the procedures to create a paper tube that generates lift as it travels.
Young scholars examine how engineers utilize the wind. In this wind lesson students examine the different kinds of winds and measure wind direction.
Young scholars 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. Young scholars weigh their planes, measure the length of their planes and the wingspan plotting this data on graphs.
Engineering in Sports
Learners explore physical education by completing a quiz in class. In this engineering lesson plan, students identify different ways engineering has made sports safer such as stronger padding and helmets, stronger equipment and smarter techniques. Learners research a specific piece of equipment and share their findings with the class before completing a quiz and several worksheets.
Build Your Own Parachute
Students study the basics of parachuting. In this flight and aerodynamics lesson students make a simple parachute and investigate different variables that can cause potential problems.
Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerodynamics
Young scholars investigate the physics of flight through various experiments. For this physics lesson, students construct different flying objects. They explain the dynamics that make these object fly.