PostedMonday, May 16, 2022 at 4:50 PM
In the Nose Cones activity learners explore how shape impacts drag and then design and test a variety of nose cones.
Nose Cones: How does shape reduce drag?
Objective: Understand ways to reduce drag by changing the shape of a nose cone
Scenario and Task: Today you are an aeronautical engineer designing and testing how the shape of nose cones reduces drag on an aircraft. Your task is to create the most aerodynamic paper tube aircraft possible.
AeroEducate 3-5 Activities are developed for learners to investigate topics such as the four forces of flight, Newton's third law, and 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.
Full access to the activity and supporting resources is provided once free registration to the AeroEducate website is completed.
AeroEducate is a series of STEM activities developed by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in cooperation with North Carolina State University and the National Institute of Aerospace. EAA is a passionate community of aviation enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds.