May the Force Be With You: Thrust

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Force the plane through the air. The instructional activity introduces the force on an airplane that makes it go forward. Pupils learn how Newton's laws of motion apply to flight in the eighth segment of a 22-part unit on flight.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research the amount of thrust created by different jet engines
  • Brainstorm how other modes of transportation create thrust
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes the class knows the four forces acting upon an airplane
Pros

  • Includes suggestions for assessments before, during, and after the lesson
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Cons

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