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This web page contains an index of all topics available from NASA's Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics site.  Resources include lesson plans, activities, and interactive simulations for grades 3-12 relating to fundamentals of aerodynamics and the forces acting on airborne objects.  The scope of content is extensive and includes specific topics such as thrust, lift, drag, relative velocity, air pressure and density, trajectory, and terminal velocity.  Resources are also organized by grade level.

These resources, available cost-free, were developed by scientists and teacher workshop participants at NASA's Glenn Learning Research Center.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= 2D Acceleration
= 2D Velocity
= Projectile Motion
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Relative Motion
= Moving Reference Frames
- High School
- Middle School
- Elementary School
- Informal Education
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Game
= Lecture/Presentation
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Problem/Problem Set
= Simulation
= Student Guide
= Tutorial
- Audio/Visual
= Graph
= Image/Image Set
= Movie/Animation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- New teachers
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Does not have a copyright, license, or other use restriction.
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NASA Glenn Research Center
Keywords:
Bernoulli, aerodynamics, aircraft motion, airfoil, conservation of momentum, drag, drag coefficient, dynamic pressure, lesson plan, lift, propulsion, simulation, thrust, tutorial, vectored thrust, vectors, wind tunnel
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created December 16, 2008 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
March 6, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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July 11, 2008
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(NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project, Cleveland, 2000), WWW Document, (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/short.html).
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NASA: Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics - Aerodynamics Index, (NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project, Cleveland, 2000), <http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/short.html>.
APA Format
NASA: Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics - Aerodynamics Index. (2008, July 11). Retrieved October 2, 2014, from NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/short.html
Chicago Format
NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project. NASA: Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics - Aerodynamics Index. Cleveland: NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project, July 11, 2008. http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/short.html (accessed 2 October 2014).
MLA Format
NASA: Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics - Aerodynamics Index. Cleveland: NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project, 2000. 11 July 2008. 2 Oct. 2014 <http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/short.html>.
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