Week 2

Outline

Overview

Session 1

Questions

What are the four forces affecting flight?

What is the Bernoulli Principle?

How do wings keep the airplane in the air?

What is the effect of weight and balance on flight?

Goal

To understand the four forces on flight

To understand the the Bernoulli Principle and how it affects flight

Activities

Four forces of flight interactive and discussion

Bernoulli activities

Weight and Balance Discussion

Create styrofoam gliders

Resources

Interactive

Background Reading

Glider Instructions

Outcomes

Journal

Constructed glider

Session 2

Questions

What is an airfoil?

What is the optimum wing design?

How do wings work?

Goal

To understand what an airfoil is

To determine the best design for a wing and understand how wings work

Activities

Review of last session

Jigsaw activity on the four forces

Resources

Internet Research Sites

Outcomes

Presentation

Journal Notes