PostedMonday, May 16, 2022 at 5:04 PM
In the Land Sailing activity learners build a vehicle with a unique sail design and then propel the vehicle using only their breath.
Land Sailing: How can air move an object?
Objective: Experiment with wind power.
Scenario and Task: Today you are a wind energy engineer. Your task is to design and build a working model of a wheeled, wind-powered vehicle for a land sailing competition. You will compete against other teams to see which vehicle travels the farthest when propelled by one puff of air through a straw.
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.