Find a definition of aerodynamic
What shape has the most aerodynamic drag?
By the end of the lesson I will be able to apply my knowledge of aerodynamics to a rocket design.
Successful Learning Focus:
Understand that making mistakes is part of learning.
Success Criteria / Levels
2. Do I know what aerodynamics is?
3. Can I explain what aerodynamics is?
4. Can I identify features of a successful aerodynamic design?
5. Can I apply my knowledge of good aerodynamics to design a successful rocket?
Aerodynamics – the study of moving air and the interaction between the air and solids moving through it.
Drag – a type of friction that acts in the opposite direction of air.
Which of the following designs is the most aerodynamic?
Can you explain why and draw flow lines?
Challenge: What might the most aerodynamic shape ever look like?
Design Task : Design an aerodynamic rocket on your own
Challenge: Can you add other elements to your rocket like thrusters?
Why is it aerodynamic?
In a pair decide which you think would be the most aerodynamic and model this as a pair in plasticine.
Review : What is the difference between these two swimmers?
How does this relate to what we have learnt today?
A bit of fun