Ideas for the Classroom

 

We are still working on developing a real lesson plan, but once you have this built, there is a lot you can do.

Some ideas for things to try:

  • •Measure the difference in lift between a flat slab and an airfoil shape
  • •Build and compare different airfoil shapes
  • •Study the effect of angle of attack
  • •Add flaps to the wing
  • •Add tufts or smoke streams to visualize air flow and turbulence

Looking Ahead

Some ways this project could be developed further would be to find an easier way to attach the wing with variable angle of attack, or suggest some alternate, low cost construction materials rather than foam board. If you have any ideas or have built this please contact us. 

As we develop this learning tool further, we will post updates and lesson plans on this website.