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Aerodynamics

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Drag and Biomimetics
From YouTube, produced by NASA SciFiles
This is a NASA Sci Files segment describing how NASA scientists study the natural design of living organisms in order to solve problems in engineering aircraft. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.  ... [more]
November 22, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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Ages: 10 - 14
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Into the Wind (4 Part Series)
From vimeo.com, produced by 4-H
Into the Wind is a four-part film meant to excite young people about how they can interact with the wind while teaching the basic physics. Each section contains an activity young people can do themselves (fly a kite, sail a model sailboat, make a pin... [more]
March 19, 2010 at 05:59 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
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How Airplanes Fly
From YouTube, produced by Federal Aviation Administration
Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration How Airplanes Fly? What makes an airplane get off the ground and stay in the air? The film quality is a little grainy. (18:30)
July 19, 2011 at 09:32 AM
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Ages: 6 - 12
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How Does A Parachute Work? Let's Make Sense of it with Science
From YouTube
Did you ever wonder how a parachute works? Let's make sense of it with science. A variety of pictures are shown as well as written/audio content. This is an excellent resource for a lesson/unit of flight and/or transportation and would work well in c... [more]
August 7, 2011 at 02:02 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
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How Different Forces Affect Aircraft
From YouTube, produced by NASA Connect
NASA Connect segment explaining how different forces affect aircraft. The video also explores team work and engineering for conducting research. (04:32)
May 22, 2011 at 03:14 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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The Forces on an Airplane
From YouTube, produced by MIT Tech TV
How airplanes fly is the subject of this eight-minute video that explains the forces that act on an airplane as it flies. The video uses math formulas to help students understand such forces as gravity, lift, and thrust. (08:32)
May 9, 2012 at 08:33 PM
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Ages: 15 - 18
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Sports Car Aerodynamics: Spoiler Alert
From mit.edu, produced by MIT Tech TV
This video describes how a spoiler on a sports car affects its performance.  It explains how spoilers help to direct air flow and reduce the amount of air flowing underneath the vehicle. It also explains the forces of lift and drag created as air flo... [more]
May 27, 2012 at 09:39 AM
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Ages: 7 - 18
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Ice Surfing
From newtonsapple.tv, produced by Newton's Apple
This video explains how this sport works and how the wind direction is essential to understanding the sport. Some key words include: wind power, friction, drag, and air pressure.  A teacher's guide is included with this link. (07:00)
March 18, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
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Getting Airborne and Wing Design (Interactive)
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
For an airplane to get airborne or climb in flight, the overall downward force of air on its wing surfaces must be less than the upward force. In this interactive activity from the NOVAWeb site, learn how wing shape, angle of attack, and speed of the... [more]
May 6, 2012 at 04:34 PM
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Ages: 15 - 18
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Physics of an Ultralight
From teachertube.com
A high school physics teacher takes a ride on an ultra-light airplane. He talks about the physics that make flying possible (06:42).
October 2, 2012 at 08:08 PM
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