Aerodynamics Teacher Resources
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Science: The Bicycle as a System
Students explore how the different parts of a bicycle relate to each other and identify the subsystems. They discover how bicycles work and investigate their history. In groups, students research each of the subsystems and present their findings to the class.
6th - 8th Science
Lindbergh Flies Again
Students research to find the location of the flight of Charles Lindbergh, and interpret its significance. They identify and analyze the changes in aeronautic technology since 1927. The lesson lists several discussion questions that can be used to provide interest or focus to the student research.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
TE Activity: Heads Up
Learners experiment by making a number of different paper airplanes. They examine the different parts of an airplane while determining what makes an airplane fly and how changes can influence the airplane's flight. They measure the distance a model airplane flies and average the distance of the flight trials.
4th - 6th Technology & Engineering
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 CCSS: Adaptable
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 English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable