Do your students speak "Airplane"?
Do they know about Sir Isaac Newton and Daniel Bernoulli?
They will after they complete this lesson!
This package of STEM lesson materials includes a PDF slideshow featuring photographs and basic line drawings of a small high-wing- and a small low-wing- airplane, as well as visual comparisons to airliners and jet-engine airplanes.
Guided note worksheets
are included for the students to use as they follow your lecture. An EDITABLE
version of the guided notes worksheets and key— in Microsoft Word format— is also included that you may use to create varying levels of notes that best suit the needs of your particular classes.
This is a stand-alone unit, and suitable for use by substitute teachers.
There is a brief introduction to Newton and Bernoulli early in the slideshow. Your students will be invited to observe the Bernoulli Principle in action for themselves by trying an experiment performed with a single strip of printer paper 8 ½ inches long by @ 1 ½ inches wide for each member of the class.
After the slideshow/ lecture, you have a choice of activities
including a crossword puzzle, word search puzzles of varying levels of difficulty and airplane outlines on which students can label the parts and color the control surfaces the colors you specify— such as red for rudder, blue for elevator and green for ailerons. Also included is a 14-slide PDF illustrating folding instructions for a “Dart” paper glider that gives directions for adding “elevator” and “rudder” controls.
Slideshow Table of Contents::
1. Introduction— What is an aircraft?
What is an airplane?
2. The four forces of flight.
3. How does an airplane fly? Newton and Bernoulli.
4. A Bernoulli Principle experiment.
5. High-wing /low wing airplane parts
6. Three airplane control surfaces (plus a secondary control surface, flaps) and how they work.
7. “Airplane Aerobics”— take an airplane break.
8. Do the parts on low-wing airplanes look the same as those on high-wing airplanes?
9. What else is in or on an airplane? A brief look at the instrument panel and position lights.
10. Do large airplanes have propellers?
11. What are jet airplanes?
12. Let’s review!
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I hope you and your students enjoy using this unit!
BGI (Basic Ground Instructor) and
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This product is also available as part of a bundle:
Aviation Explorer Bundle for Seventh (and nearby grades)
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