The Aerodynamic Forces of Flight Module

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Connections to Standards

- Connections to NCTM Standards

Standard 1: Mathematics as Problem Solving
Standard 2: Mathematics as Communication
Standard 3: Mathematics as Reasoning
Standard 4: Mathematical Connections
Standard 9: Geometry and Spatial Sense
Standard 13: Patterns and Relationships

- Connections to the National Science Education Standards


(a) Science as Inquiry : Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry and understandings about scientific inquiry.

(b) Physical: Develop an understanding of motions and forces and conservation of energy.

- Connections to the Illinois Learning Standards 


(a) 10.A.4a.: Represent and organize data by creating lists, charts, tables, frequency distributions, graphs, scatterplots and boxplots.

(b) 10.B.4.: Design and execute surveys or experiments, gather data to answer relevant questions, and communicate results and conclusions to an audience using traditional methods and contemporary technology.

(c) 10.C.4b.: Design and conduct simulations with and without the use of technology.


(a) Goal 11 with all its objectives for early and late high school: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.

(b) 12.D.5a.: Analyze factors that influence the relative motion of an object.

(c) 13.A.5c.: Explain the strengths , weaknesses and uses of research methodologies including observational studies, controlled laboratory experiments, computer modeling and statistical studies.

(d) 13.A.5d.: Explain, suing a practical example, why experimental replication and peer review are essential to scientific claims.

(e) 13.B.5e.: Assess how scientific and technological progress has affected other fields of study, careers and job markets and aspects of everyday life.


(a) 1.C.5f.: Use tables, graphs and maps to challenge arguments, defend conclusions and persuade others.

(b) 2.B.4a.: Critique ideas and impressions generated by oral, visual, written and electronic materials.

(c) 3.B.5.: Using contemporary technology, produce documents of publication quality for specific purposes and audiences; exhibit clarity of focus, logic of organization, appropriate elaboration and support and overall coherence.

(d) 3.C.5a.: Communicate information and ideas in narrative, informative and persuasive writing with clarity and effectiveness in a variety of written forms using appropriate traditional and/or electronic formats; adapt content, vocabulary, voice and tone to the audience, purpose and situation.

(e) 4.B.5a.: Deliver planned and impromptu oral presentations, as individuals and members of a group, conveying results of research, projects or literature studies to a variety of audiences using appropriate visual aids and available technology.


(a) 15.C.4b.: Explain the importance of research, development, invention, technology and entrepreneurship to the United States economy.

(b) Explain how technology has affected trade in the areas of transportation, communication, finance, and manufacturing.


(a) 26.B.4d.: Demonstrate knowledge and skills that communicate clear and focused ideas based on planning, research and problem solving.