In DEPCO’s Aerodynamics curriculum, students learn about the basic principles of aerodynamics and flight, including how the forces of lift, drag, and thrust interact. Students conduct complex tests on different geometric shapes, airfoils, everyday car shapes, and race car shapes. It is amazing how quickly the students learn how to gather, calculate, and analyze both positive and negative lift readings, air speed, angle of attack, and drag coefficient ratings, including pound-Newton conversions. Finally, students apply what they have learned by designing, building, and testing an aerodynamically correct clay car model.

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Activities

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Standards

Math/Measure Science Problem Solving Reading

Module Equipment Includes

DEPCO Aerodynamics Student Activity Guide, DEPCO Aerodynamics Model Set, Wind Tunnel Control Panel, Cable Set, Test Bed Connecting Arm, Tool Kit, Clay Modeling Tools, Aerodynamics Wind Tunnel, Wind Tunnel Control Software, Aerodynamics Supply Kit for 24 Students

Part # and Description

MP8702 Aerodynamics  

Requirements

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Curriculum Specifications

Format 2000. The Aerodynamics curriculum consists of well-illustrated student activity guide with 10 daily activities, and five additional enrichment activities consisting of careers, problem solving, challenge activities, vocabulary reinforcement, and Internet.