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Subjects

  • Science

Grades

  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
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Brief Description

Students participate in simple hands-on activities that demonstrate Daniel Bernoulli's principle of air pressure and air flight.

Objectives

Students
  • learn about Daniel Bernoulli
  • learn general information about Bernoulli's principle
  • participate in simple experiments that show Bernoulli's principle.

Keywords

airplane, winds, wings, Bernoulli's principle, flight, glider, air pressure, aerodynamics

Materials Needed[shopmaterials] model airplane, chalk, chalkboard
See the sites noted in the lesson for the specific materials needed in each activity.

Lesson Plan

Variations:
  • Idea 1: Organize students into small groups to complete one or more of the experiments.
  • Idea 2: For younger students: Briefly explain very general information about Bernoulli's principle. Complete one of the above experiments as a class.

Assessment

Evaluate students' participation in the experiments.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Science:
  NS.K-4.1
  NS.K-4.2

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