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Vectoring

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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.

Page Last Updated: December 17th, 2014
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