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Ages: 9 - 18
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
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: 15 - 18
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: 10 - 18
[ Experiment ] E016 DIY Wind Tunnel - Dry Ice
From YouTube, produced by Carlos Eduardo Godoy
A wind tunnel is a tool used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects. In this simulation, we used dry ice to investigate the effect of the car’s shape against the air. There is no narration, just music. (01:27)
October 24, 2014 at 05:57 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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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Not Right For WatchKnowLearn
Ages: 15 - 18
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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Ages: 12 - 18
The Aerodynamics of Flight
From YouTube, produced by GearDownFS
This video (using computer animation) covers the basic aerodynamics that allow for all different types of aircraft to fly. (07:14) The sound is a little low.
July 15, 2010 at 08:32 PM
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Ages: 7 - 14
How do Airplanes Fly?
From YouTube, produced by Wydea
Do you ever wonder how an airplane lifts off the ground? Understand the basic physics behind flight in under two minutes. (Animated)
July 15, 2010 at 08:42 PM
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Not Right For WatchKnowLearn
Ages: 13 - 18
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: 11 - 18
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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