Project Lead The Way

Students started their first Project Lead the Way project this week.  The pictures below show the students using the Aero! app on the iPad.  Using this app, students got to experience the forces involved in the flight of a bird.  Next, they watched two short videos (Forces of Flight and Newton's Laws). After viewing these videos, they were given a small propeller to apply what they learned about thrust, drag, lift, and gravity.  They worked with a partner to answer the following questions. What caused the propeller to fall back to the ground? What created lift for the propeller? Finally, the students used the knowledge from the videos and propeller activity and tried the Aero! app again.  

3-5Nicole Ebert3-5, PLTW