May the Force Be With You: Lift

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Get the class up and going with a instructional activity that discusses how airplane wings provide lift. Pupils use their knowledge of Bernoulli's Principle to develop an explanation of how it creates lift on airplane wings.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use along with the Windy Tunnel activity
  • Create a diagram and have individuals label the directions of the different forces acting upon an airplane
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes the class understands Bernoulli's Principle

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