In this course students will study basic aeronautical concepts, the background in the history of aviation, within the context of the flight environment (atmosphere, airports, and navigation). The activities in this course are uncomplicated and fun. They have been developed by NASA Aerospace Education Services, and have been successfully used in student programs around the United States. The activities encourage students to explore the nature of flight, and experience some real-life applications of mathematics, science, and technology. Drones will be used to demonstrate the principles of flight. Each student will receive a mini drone at the end of the course.
Conducting experiments to demonstrate the principles of flight by using simple components such as paper bags, balloons, model airplanes, napkins and compasses. Concepts such as states of matter, does air occupy space, air pressure , the concepts behind the Bernoulli equation, temperature affects on air, the concepts lift, drag, thrust, magnetism, various aircraft models, comparing helicopter and airplanes flight principles.