More than 100,000 commercial flights take off every day, but how do the planes fly? Veritasium presents a video explaining the way wings work. It opens with the common misconception, then introduces two seemingly conflicting explanations. Finally, it resolves the conflict so both explanations work.
- Relate the experiment to paper airplane wings, which are usually flat rather than curved
- Extend the lesson to helicopter wings, their shape, and how they work
- Relies on prior knowledge of Newtonian physics and Bernoulli's Principle
- Includes closed captioning in six languages for ELLs
- Demonstrates multiple ways to approach a problem