Lesson 2: Aviation Fundamentals/ - Aircraft Wings & the Lift Formula



In this lesson, students will learn the fundamentals of airfoils and how an aircraft wing creates lift. a video entitled "How aircraft wings create lift" (5:42 minutes) will be shown. Following this video, another short video entitled, " The Lift Formula" (3:33 minutes) will be shown. The students will then return to the NASA site and do their own independent research on these fundamentals in preparation for a quiz following the next lesson.

Lesson Time

Lesson Time
1 Day

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture
    • Engineering Technology
    • Architectural Design
    • Engineering Design
    • Environmental Engineering
  • Information and Communication Technologies Information and Communication Technologies
    • Networking
Grade Levels
  • 11

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (1)

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  • Students will learn the fundamentals of airfoilsand how an aircraft wing creates lift

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