May the Force Be With You: Lift
Students examine how engineers use Bernoulli's Principle to design airplane wings. They discuss air pressure and Bernoulli's Principle, view images, and answer discussion questions to explain what lift means with respect to airplanes.
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May the Force be with You -- All about Force and Gravity
Here is a fabulous set of teacher's notes that will make your next hands-on gravity and force lab fun and interesting. These notes provide you with three activities that allow children to make and test hypothesis regarding force,...
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Using a cut-out template of a whirligig, emerging engineers experiment with flight behavior. After you teach them the concepts of force, air resistance, and lift, they discuss what variables on the whirligigs might be changed in order to...
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Students study the concept of air pressure and how air pressure creates force on an object. They examine Bernoulli's principle as it enables engineers to use the nature of air pressure as they design airplanes, cars, trains, rockets, and...
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