May the Force Be With You: Drag

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Do not let friction drag you down! The 11th segment in a series of 22 focuses on the fourth force acting upon an airplane—drag. Pupils learn about the effects and causes of drag.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research images that show the change in temperatures on plane parts due to friction
  • Lead a discussion on whether there is a time that drag is beneficial
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes the class has already done the lift, weight, and thrust lessons
Pros

  • Includes vocabulary and definitions
  • Contains suggestions for assessment
Cons

  • None
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