The iFLY STEM Program for High School aims to instill the following in students:
Watch physics in action! Students will witness flight instructors interacting with objects in the wind tunnel and will discuss the basic ideas of fluid dynamics and how fluids exert pressure forces on objects.After exploring the effect of an object’s size, shape, and weight, they’ll derive the equation for terminal velocity.
In this classroom experiment, students will predict their own terminal velocity using measurements and algebraic reasoning. After flying, they’ll compare their predictions to their actual terminal velocity in the wind tunnel and brainstorm reasons for any errors.