Windy Tunnel

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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 the fifth segment of a 22-part unit.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the activity with the lesson on lift
Classroom Considerations
  • The second workshop assumes the class understands proportional relationships and working with variables
  • One of the setups for the wing in the virtual wind tunnel does not work
  • Includes suggestions for extensions
  • Contains assessments
  • None
Common Core