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.
Air Takes Up Space
Students learn about the composition of air on Earth, exploring the concept that it takes up space.
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.
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.
Students learn about Bernoulli's Principle, as velocity increases density decreases. Exploring how to apply it to everyday observations.
Forces of Flight
Students explore the four forces of flight and how they impact flight of different aircraft.
Adaptations for Flight
Students explore how birds and insects achieve flight with some unique adaptations.
Potential Energy Vehicle
Students apply their knowledge of drag and thrust to design an efficient potential gravity vehicle.