Prerequisite: Students must have completed Algebra 1 prior to registering for this course.
Even before Leonardo Da Vinci began the first real studies of flight in the 1480's, the Chinese started exploring flight several hundred years BC using kites. The ongoing fascination with flying has inspired the development of amazing flying machines including balloons, gliders, airplanes, helicopters, and rockets. The focus of this course is about the science and engineering behind man-made flight, including an emphasis on understanding the importance of forces and Newton’s laws of motion. Students are then challenged to use a variety of materials to design and construct a variety of flying machines. To give students an appreciation of the successes and failures of aviation pioneers, historical information will also be presented throughout the course.
Please note: For a full year of Physics (1 science credit with lab), Physics of Ballistics should be taken in the fall semester.
This course meets on Tuesday PM.
*This course has an additional $75 materials fee.
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