In this activity, students will do the following:
--Observe how unequal pressure creates power.
--Explain that air power can help airplanes fly.
--Construct a working model of an air engine.
This activity challenges students to build and demonstrate a source of thrust found in some research aircraft -- the rocket engine. A straw represents the fuselage and a balloon represents the aircraft engine.
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This activity is part of the
Aeronautics Educator Guide