Engineering Aircraft : From Flying Wings to Flying Saucers?
What are the basic engineering and aeronautics principles associated with NASA aircraft.
Learners review the history of the the flying wing and how new aviation concepts are developed through research and testing.
|Learners differintiate the 4 tools of aeronautics and give examples of each.|
|Learners construct the Aerobat flying saucer and discuss how new concepts need to be reviewed and tested using the scientific method.|
Learners participate in a review of several student designs and suggest ways of improving their flight.
Teachers should build the required model as a template and have it on display prior to the construction phase during the video conference flying saucer activity.
Instructions for the model: http://dln.nasa.gov/media/storage/GeobatInstructions.jpg
Template for the mode: http://dln.nasa.gov/media/storage/GeobatTemplate.jpg
Please make sure each group of 2 students has the following materials:
The student knows and applies the skills, processes, and nature of scientific inquiry. a. Investigating Systems: Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to do scientific inquiry. b. Nature of Science: Understand the nature of scientific inquiry.
The student knows and applies science concepts and skills to develop solutions to human problems in societal contexts. a. Designing Solutions: Apply knowledge and skills of science and technology to design solutions to human problems or meet challenges. b. Science, Technology, and Society: Analyze how science and technology are human endeavors, interrelated to each other, society, the workplace, and the environment.