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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 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