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|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)|
|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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