Week 3

Outline

Overview

Session 1

Questions

How does each of the four forces affect flight?

How do they counteract each other?

How does the shape of the wing affect flight?

Goal

To understand the four forces affecting airplanes in flight

To understand the impact the shape of the wing has on flight

Activities

Control flight activity

Foilisim simulator

Lift Web Page and worksheet

Resources

Internet Resources

Simulator

Outcomes

Journal Notes

Session 2

Questions

What does Pitch, Roll, Yaw each mean?

How can we control them on an airplane?

Goal

To understand why we use a wind tunnel for flight testing.

To explain wing performance

To test wing performance

Activities

Pitch, Roll, Yaw Controlled Flight activity

Background on gliders using Flight Guide

Build Delta Wing gliders

Resources

Internet Resources

Glider Instructions

Outcomes

Journal Notes

Gliders