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Air Engines

The first page of the Air Engines activity

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.

Page Last Updated: December 31st, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild