PicoOnline Student Aeronautics Live Classes (12)
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PicoOnline Student Aeronautics Live Classes (12)

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Students will learn to:

Part 1-

  • Students will be able to describe the forces of flight.
  • Students will be able to design a simple plane with aerodynamics in mind.
  • Identify the key components of a flight machine/airplane.
  • Identify the key components of a rocket.
  • Compare multiple solutions to a problem and choose the most appropriate based on criteria and constraints.
  • Identify the parts of a plane. 
  • Explain how the parts of a plane are made.
  • Identify whether the materials used to manufacture the parts of a plane are natural or synthetic.
  • Describe ratios.
  • Write ratios based on the situation.
  • Compute equivalent ratios.
  • Create ratios from real-world scenarios.
  • Describe ratios in relation to air vehicles.
  • Describe the evolution of engineering flight designs throughout history.
  • Compare historical planes to those that exist today, specifically noting improvements regarding sustainability.
  • Create a Soda Bottle Rocket using TinkerCAD.

Part 2- 

  • Identify the forces of flight that apply to an object in motion. 
  • Describe planes with regard to aerodynamics.
  • Complete the steps of the Engineering and Design Process and suggest improvements to a prototype.
  • Describe Newton’s Laws.
  • Provide examples of each of Newton’s Laws.
  • Solve 2-step word problems substituting numerical values for F, M and A.
  • Explain Newton’s Second Law as it relates to the flight of a rocket or a plane.
  • Identify most relevant planes and rockets throughout history (including those currently in circulation).
  • Recognize key components of a plane or rocket.
  • Describe different types of jet engines.
  • Identify key components of a jet engine.
  • Describe different types of rocket engines.
  • Identify key components of a rocket engine.
  • Create and test a prototype that solves a real-world problem.
  • Apply what they have learned about a flight to create a prototype of a paper airplane.
  • Explain that engineers often create a prototype to test their engineering designs.
  • Describe the Engineering Design Process as iterative, explaining how they might redesign their historical model.

Part 3

  • Identify the three types of fossil fuels.
  • Define fluid.
  • Brainstorm ways to improve jet and rocket fuel.
  • Define the law of conservation of mass. 
  • Design and experiment to test a scientific theory.
  • Calculate the size of a model given a predetermined scale.
  • Describe the scale used to create a scaled prototype.
  • Apply a scale to create an accurately sized model. 
  • Mathematically describe the relevance of the law of conservation of mass.
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in engineering design. 
  • Brainstorms ways to improve an existing design to improve performance.
  • Apply a scale to create an accurately sized model plane.
  • Present your scaled 3D model plane.
  • Give and receive feedback.
  • Reflect on your learning.

  Optional Culminating Project  

  • Calculate the mass of a substance before and after a chemical reaction. 
  • Power a rocket using a chemical reaction. 
  • Identify the application of the law of conservation of mass to the creation of a model rocket.