Wing Tabs Save Fuel

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High schoolers compare scale drawings to actual dimensions of airplane wing tabs.  In this comparison of scale drawings to actual dimensions of airplane wing tabs lesson, students use scale factor and proportions to compare the drawings to the actual wing tabs.  High schoolers compare the fuel savings of a plane with wing tabs to one without.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
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