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Why Are Airplane Wings Angled Backwards??
4 mins 10th - Higher Ed
Being backwards isn't always bad. Scholars view a short video in the Real Engineering series to see why airplane wings are not straight and are angled backwards. The video provides a brief timeline of how airplane wings have evolved over...
Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering: Build a Paper Airplane
K - 2nd
Students brainstorm what it is like to fly on an airplane and discuss the parts of a plane. Students construct a paper plane of their own, decorate it, have a competition, and discuss the importance of each part of a plane and the role...
Flight Dreams - Folding into Flight
Pre-K - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Combine measurement, following directions, physics, and art with one fun activity. Learners read a set of instruction to create three different kinds of paper airplanes. They measure, fold, and fly the planes, and record data and answer...
What are Those Things on Airplanes' Wings?
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why do airplane wings curve up at the ends? Here's a video that introduces viewers to winglets, the curved ends of airplane wings. It begins with an introduction to how airplane wings give both lift and drag then explains the vortex and...
Zero G Ferrofluid Fail
11 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
What is it like to go up in a zero gravity airplane? Physics Girl shares her experiences and the science experiments she brought along as part of her video series. From the way your body feels to the failed experiments, she laughs and...
Winglets—How Do They Work? (Feat. Wendover Productions)
4 mins 10th - Higher Ed
How does the 1973 oil crisis relate to winglets on airplane wings? Interested pupils view a video that explains why airplane wings have winglets. It turns out that the high cost of oil made more efficient wings a necessity.
Determine a Linear Cost Function Given Two Points
4 mins 8th - 11th CCSS: Adaptable
It doesn't cost anything to learn about linear functions. Scholars determine a linear function to model the relationship between number of people who buy airplane tickets and the cost of the tickets. They watch a video that shows how to...
Gimli Glider—Anecdotes for Chemistry Teachers
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What's the moral of this story? Units save lives! Teach measurement conversion through storytelling in a quick math-based lesson. Young scientists learn how one country's decision to swap from imperial to metric standard units caused an...
The Physics of Weightless Flight
5 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Ever wonder what it's like to feel weightless? Hop aboard the Vomit Comet and find out! A video from a large physics playlist features the parabolic airplane flight used to simulate weightlessness. Young physicists discover how the...
Linear, Exponential, and Quadratic Models: Bernoulli Effect
10th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How can an object as heavy as an airplane fly? Turns out the answer is quadratic! Your classes explore the Bernoulli Effect through an interactive graph representation. As a plane increases in speed, the lift force also increases. Young...
How Do You Figure Out the Price of a Marked Up Item?
4 mins 6th - 9th
Inflation and higher fuel costs means airplane tickets will cost more to the consumer. So here is a word problem that presents a real-world situation. Figure out the total price for an airplane ticket that has increased by 30% from the...
Personal Development And Career Planning Curriculum Grade 9/10
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What is the difference between a proactive person and a reactive person? Scholars explore the topic, and many others, with helpful lessons, discussions, role play activities, and games. Each activity supports one of the key principles...
Airplanes and Airports: How To Take Off Without Ever Leaving the Ground
4th - 8th
Learners plan an airport visit. For this Airplanes and Airports lesson, students observe the people, activity, and machinery at airports. Then learners compare the characteristics of their observations at the airport. Students make...