Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 2-4
Publication Year: 2002
Product Number: EG-2002-06-105-HQ
Subjects: General Science, Physical Science
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.
Air Engines [138KB PDF file]
This activity is part of the Aeronautics Educator Guide.