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In this activity, students will do the following:

  • Observe how unequal pressure creates power.
  • Explain that air power can help airplanes fly.
  • Construct a working model of an air engine.

This activity challenges students to build and demonstrate a source of thrust found in some research aircraft – the rocket engine. A straw represents the fuselage and a balloon represents the aircraft engine.
Air Engines [138KB PDF file]
This activity is part of the Aeronautics Educator Guide.