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The Whirlygigs activity guides learners to cut out and test a whirly-copter, manipulating variables of length, weight, and materials to slow descent. Learners measure rate of descent by using crepe paper streamers to count rotations.
Whirlygigs: How do rotors create lift?
Objective: Understand how rotors create lift.
Scenario and Task: Today you are going to be a flight control engineer. You will design rotors for a Whirlygig helicopter that has a controlled descent and can hit a target on the ground.
AeroEducate K-2 Activities are developed for younger learners to investigate aerodynamics topics such as drag, lift, or Bernoulli’s Principle. Designed in a 5-E lesson format, each activity begins with an essential question, incorporates a career component through a real-world scenario, and introduces age-appropriate vocabulary. Background information for the facilitator is included. Posters that illustrate key concepts associated with the lesson can be printed or viewed electronically. Templates are included as needed.
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