Engineering Design: Forces and Motion—The Great Boomerang
NASA Explorer Schools invites you to learn how to incorporate the excitement of boomerangs into your classes. During this web seminar you will be introduced to the engineering design challenge “The Great Boomerang Challenge.” This lesson uses knowledge about forces and motion and the engineering design process to solve a problem. The lesson provides many opportunities for incorporating national mathematics, science, and technology learning standards into your curriculum.
During the web seminar you will get a refresher on forces and motion and learn how they are related to the physics of a boomerang. You will learn strategies for guiding students through the engineering process for designing, building, and testing a boomerang. You also will collaborate with other participants on possible modifications for your grade level.
The web seminar includes information about incorporating unique student extension activities into your classroom, including a free Java computer simulation illustrating the actual flow around an airfoil that solves the correct flow equation. You will also learn about FoilSim interactive software, which determines the airflow around various shapes of airfoils and calculates the lift of the airfoils, allowing students to learn the factors that influence lift.
Title: Engineering Design: Forces and Motion—The Great Boomerang Challenge
Target grades: 9-12
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Presenter: Rudo Kashiri
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