What Makes Airplanes Fly?
Students examine force and conduct activities that model parachutes and helicopters. For this airplanes lesson students identify the forces that make airplanes fly higher and land.
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What are Wind Shear and Turbulence?
Let's go fly a kite. By flying a kite, class members observe the difference in air flow. The class notices the characteristics of banners tied to the kite string to determine where wind turbulence stops. Adding an anemometer to measure...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Problem Set F Resolving 3-Plane Traffic Conflicts by Changing Speed Teacher Guide with Answer Sheets
Get three planes to line up safely. Individuals work through a set of problems to eliminate spacing conflicts between three airplanes in flight. The pupils use their knowledge to change the airplanes' speed or route to meet a...
5th - 9th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Sonic Boom Problem
Sound waves travel pretty quickly, but humans can travel faster. Follow along with this short animated video as it investigates the physics behind the breaking of the sound barrier and the sonic booms that are created as a result.
6 mins 7th - Higher Ed Science CCSS: Adaptable
Is Telekinesis Real?
What a fascinating framework for learning about the scientific method! Learners discover the processes of scientists who have investigated telekinesis in the past, and discuss the need for proper lab conditions, experiment objectives,...
5 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable