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Visit this site: http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/aero/wright/teachers/

Author:National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Description: Lesson plans include Wind Tunnel Data (lift and drag); Know all the Angles (does pitch affect lift?); Watch Your Altitude (the three axes of rotation and the movements of roll, pitch, and yaw); Getting the Wright Pitch; and Up, Up and Away (compare the angle of attack with the coefficent of lift). The Wright Flyer Teachers Guide features a suggested daily lesson planner with mathematics lessons on Wind Tunnel Averages; Graphing the Four Forces (lift, drag, thrust, weight); Flying with Pythagoras; Computing the Net Force; and The Aspect Ratio of Wings. Also, find correlations to national standards, submit your students work online, link to other related curriculum, and participate in a chat area or mailing lists for connecting with other teachers.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Collections, Chat Areas, Mailing Lists, Web-Based Discussions, Internet-Based Projects
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry, Physics, Mechanics of Solids

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