Classroom Activity

First page of Vectoring

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Audience: Educators
Grades: 5-8

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.