March 5

Airplane Wings Explained

Today we learned how airplane wings stay in the air.  By making wings out of paper we demonstrated that the wing splits the airstream creating two air streams; one above the wing and one below the wing.  The top of the wing is longer making the air travel faster.  This creates a low-pressure vacuum above the wing pulling the aircraft upward.  See the assignment/lab, pictures, and video below.

Click on the link below for a copy of the assignment/lab

15.03.05 hands on science grade 6 – flight – Wing shape lift assignment

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Lakelyn and Mr. Ewert explain airplane wings

Bill Nye the Science Guy – Flight

Posted March 5, 2015 by mrewert in category Science

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