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Airplanes—Basic Airplane Parts—ailerons, rudders, elevators, flaps and more...

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Do your students speak "airplane"? Do they know about Sir Isaac Newton or 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. Why 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!

This product is sold for use by a single user in a single classroom, home or office; reuse, repackaging, uploading or reposting online in any form is prohibited. You may purchase additional licenses of this product for friends and colleagues at half-price through your account. Thank you for respecting my copyright.

I hope you and your students enjoy using this unit!

Valerie Salven
BGI (Basic Ground Instructor) and
Instrument-Rated Private Pilot

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