### Air and Aerodynamics

Students explore the characteristics of air and the interaction between moving air and solids. They learn that air is a compressible fluid, that it is composed of many gases, and that moving air can support solid materials in sustained flight. By studying birds and airplanes, they learn a variety of adaptations and designs that make flight possible and that provide for propulsion and control.

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Lesson 1

Air Takes Up Space

Students learn about the composition of air on Earth, exploring the concept that it takes up space.

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Lesson 2

Air is a Fluid

Students learn that air is a fluid, explore the dynamics of fluids and how they change as temperature changes and how fill up space.

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Challenge

The Eggtastic Challenge

Students apply their knowledge of air and fluids to force an egg into a flask without any direct contact in this fluid dynamic experiment.

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Lesson 3

Bernoulli's Principle

Students learn about Bernoulli's Principle, as velocity increases density decreases. Exploring how to apply it to everyday observations.

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Lesson 4

Forces of Flight

Students explore the four forces of flight and how they impact flight of different aircraft.

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Lesson 5

Adaptations for Flight

Students explore how birds and insects achieve flight with some unique adaptations.

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Challenge

Potential Energy Vehicle

Students apply their knowledge of drag and thrust to design an efficient potential gravity vehicle.