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Air Lift—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Up, up, and away! Young scholars learn how to apply physics to a successful ski jump. An interesting video lesson compares and contrasts drag and lift in the context of a ski jump.
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Balancing Ball

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Demonstrate lift to the class that is studying aerodynamics. In the stream of air produced by a blow dryer, little physicists place a wad of tissue paper and a spherical figure to compare. Or, if you have a vacuum cleaner and beach ball,...
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May the Force Be With You: Lift

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Get the class up and going with a lesson that discusses how airplane wings provide lift. Pupils use their knowledge of Bernoulli's Principle to develop an explanation of how it creates lift on airplane wings.
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Heavy Lifting

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Astronauts need a way to lift heavy objects. Pupils design and build a crane out of cardboard and determine ways to improve their cranes based upon the outcomes of testing. 
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Rocket-Powered Ski Lift

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
If a ski lift had rockets, imagine how fast it would be! Scholars let their imaginations take flight as they build models for such a ski lift. Rather than using a rocket, though, they'll use a much safer balloon as the power source.
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Work and Force: Lifting a Bucket

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
How much work does it take to lift a bucket? An interactive presents a problem of lifting a bucket from the ground to the top of a building. Using their knowledge about work and integrals, pupils calculate the amount of work required to...
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Heavy Lifting

For Teachers K - 8th Standards
Accept NASA's challenge to design heavy lifting vehicles. Groups of three design balloon-powered rockets to carry as much payload to the ceiling as possible. The teams are encouraged to launch several times while making improvements to...
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Chair Lift Challenge

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What needs to be considered when designing an effective and safe chair lift? In an engaging and challenging inquiry experiment, young engineers work with teams to design and build a chair lift capable of carrying a tennis ball, a...
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Whirligig Lollapalooza

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Using a cut-out template of a whirligig, emerging engineers experiment with flight behavior. After you teach them the concepts of force, air resistance, and lift, they discuss what variables on the whirligigs might be changed in order to...
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Forces of Flight - Lift

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars design and test paper airplanes to understand the concept of lift and how it affects flight. This technology-based Science lesson is excellent for use with upper-elementary and middle-level learners and uses spreadsheet...
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Graphing the Four Forces

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Using the Cartesian coordinate system, future flight experts plot points to determine whether or not an airplane will fly. With the four forces of weight, lift, drag, and thrust represented in different quadrants, your physics learners...
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Design and Test an Air Lift Siphon

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Build an air lift siphon using your mad physics skills! Learners first investigate the importance of circulating water in aquaponics systems. They then use density to their advantage as they engineer an air lift siphon
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Chair Lift Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
During the Winter Olympics, this would be an engaging task to include in your STEM activity. Design teams plan, construct, and test a miniature ski lift that can carry a pingpong ball up and down a rope line without falling out. With...
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Windy Tunnel

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Lift—it is about the wing's attack. Using a virtual wind tunnel, pupils investigate wing shape and angle of attack. Learners use worksheets to record their observations and to convert verbal relationships into mathematical equations in...
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Can a Mouse Lift an Elephant?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Read Just a Little Bit, by Ann Tompert as an introduction to levers. Discuss playground seesaws and then turn learners loose to experiment with the placement of a fulcrum. Their goal is to determine where to place it in order to lift ten...
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Designing an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV): Concepts in Lift, Drag, Thrust, Energy, Power, Mass, and Buoyancy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Engineer an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to study concepts of physics. Using household materials, collaborative groups design and build an AUV and then test Newton's Laws of Motion as they apply them in underwater environments...
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Science Journal

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students explore the concepts of force and work. They analyze problems associated with trying to lift heavy objects and the amount of force needed to move something from the floor to a table.
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Wright Again: 100 Years of Flight

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Aspiring aeronautical engineers demonstrate different forces as they construct and test paper airplanes. This lesson plan links you to a website that models the most effective paper airplane design, an animation describing the forces...
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Lifting a Lion

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students investigate lever, fulcrum, and work.  In this elementary school mathematics/science lesson, students read How do you Lift a Lion? And using a toy lion and a lever, students explore how much work is needed to raise the toy...
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Lifting a Load

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students experiments with levers to determine if the amount of force needed to lift a load is always the same. In this physics lesson, students use Lab-Pro data collector as they experiment with the fulcrum placement to measure the work...
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Lift Every Voice and Sing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students analyze sculpture, poetry, and music to gain an understanding of historical events. In this critical thinking skills lesson plan, students take a closer look at African-American history as they examine "Lift Every Voice and...
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Poetry Reading and Analysis Worksheet -

For Students 7th - 9th
Inspire your young poets with this poetry analysis activity, which features James Weldon Johnson's "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing." The first page provides the entire poem, and the last two pages include activities for your class to...
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Density and Lift

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers, after reading from a NASA Web-based textbook, demonstrate an understanding of the text by solving problems on density and predicting which density give the most lift.
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Hey, Bernoulli...Need a Lift?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students investigate the principles of flight.  In this "flight" physics lesson, students brainstorm animals and objects that fly and any characteristics they have in common.  Students view a video and construct a boomerang according to...

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