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**Description**

This lesson features six easy and simple experiments that explain Bernoulli's principle.**Objectives**

Students will:

• Construct devices that demonstrate Bernoulli's principle.

• Investigate how each device operates.

• Explore the effect of air flowing over a curved surface.

• Apply the experimental experiences to understand the Bernoulli principle.

**Lesson Guide**

Bernoulli and More Bernoulli Lesson

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**Lesson Activities and Sequence****The NASA "Why" Files: The Case of the Challenging Flight**

This lessons features six activities to better understand Bernoulli's principle.**Keywords:** aerodynamics, Bernoulli's principle

**National Science Education Standards, NSTA**

*Science as Inquiry*

• Understanding of scientific concepts.

• An appreciation of "how we know" what we know in science.

• Understanding of the nature of science.

• Skills necessary to become independent inquirers about the natural world.

• The dispositions to use the skills, abilities and attitudes associated with science.

*Physical Science*

• Motions and forces.

• Transfer of energy.

*Science and Technology*

• Abilities of technological design.

• Understanding about science and technology.

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*History and Nature of Science*

• Science as a human endeavor.

**Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, NCTM**

*Operations and Algebraic Thinking*

• Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.

• Generate and analyze patterns.

• Analyze patterns and relationships.

• Write and interpret numerical expressions.

**ISTE NETS and Performance Indicators for Students, ISTE**

*Creativity and Innovation*

• Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.

• Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.

*Communication and Collaboration*

• Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.

*Research and Information Fluency*

• Plan strategies to guide inquiry.

• Process data and report results.

*Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making*

• Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.

• Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.

• Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.

*Technology Operations and Concepts*

• Understand and use technology systems.

• Select and use applications effectively and productively.

• Troubleshoot systems and applications.