AeroEducate 6-8 Activity: Balloon Plane
AeroEducate 6-8 Activity: Balloon Plane
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PostedTuesday, May 17, 2022 at 11:21 AM

Updated06/01/2022

In the Balloon Plane activity learners explore how changes in mass impact acceleration.

Balloon Plane: How do force and mass affect acceleration?

Objective:  Understand how changes in force and mass impact acceleration

Scenario and Task: You are a mechanical engineer. You will test how changes in mass impact a plane’s acceleration. Your task is to create an aircraft that can accelerate when carrying more cargo.

AeroEducate 6-8 Activities are developed for learners to investigate topics such as lift, stability, friction, acceleration, the Magnus effect, and sound. 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. Separate student directions and 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.

In the Balloon Plane activity learners explore how changes in mass impact acceleration.

Balloon Plane: How do force and mass affect acceleration?

Objective:  Understand how changes in force and mass impact acceleration

Scenario and Task: You are a mechanical engineer. You will test how changes in mass impact a plane’s acceleration. Your task is to create an aircraft that can accelerate when carrying more cargo.

AeroEducate 6-8 Activities are developed for learners to investigate topics such as lift, stability, friction, acceleration, the Magnus effect, and sound. 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. Separate student directions and 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.

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