Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 5-8
Publication Year: 2002
Product Number: EG-2002-10-001-DFRC
Subjects: History, Mathematics, General Science, Physical Science,
Controlling and directing the angle of the thrust that comes out of an engine is called thrust vectoring. In this activity, students attach a balloon and flexible straw "engine" to a cutout airplane. They control the direction of the thrust from the balloon by bending the flexible straw in different directions. A student sheet is included.
Vectoring [705KB PDF file]
This activity is part of the Exploring the Extreme Educator Guide.