The hinged control surfaces are used to steer and control the airplane. The flaps and ailerons are connected to the backside of the wings. The shape of the wings determines how fast and high the plane can fly. 17. Part of this activity is designed to explore NASA developed software, FoilSim, with respect to the lift of an airfoil and the surface area of a wing. The airplane-like orbiter usually remains in Earth orbit for up to two weeks at a time.

14. Airplanes come in many different shapes and sizes depending on the mission of the aircraft. Space Shuttle Glider Your Space Shuttle Glider is a scale model of the U.S. Space Shuttle orbiter. Thread the paper … U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin made a stop at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia this week, bringing a group of middle school students with him to learn about wind tunnel models and the engineering design process by making complex paper airplanes. A cut through the wing from front to back is called an airfoil. Building and flying balsa wood or styrofoam gliders is an inexpensive way for students to have fun while learning the basics of aerodynamics. Airplanes are transportation devices which are designed to move people and cargo from one place to another. Paper airplanes are the simplest aircraft to build and fly, and students can learn the basics of aircraft motion by flying paper airplanes. The Celebration of the Centennial of Flight in December of 2003 is an excellent time to teach about the development of the airplane. Materials The airplane shown on this slide is a turbine-powered airliner which has been chosen as a representative aircraft. This page shows the parts of an airplane and their functions.
It normally carries a six- to seven-person crew, which includes the mission commander, pilot, and several mission and/or payload specialists who have special-

In the paper airplane activity students select and build one of five different paper airplane designs and test them for distance and for time aloft. 11.06.03 . Models - Cut, Fold and Paste. Staple the front of the paper airplane (where the arrow is pointing) 16. Bend a paper clip so that it makes an "S". Build this 1903 Wright Flyer Using Meat Trays and Toothpicks.

(at right angles with the wings) 15.

This 1992 photograph shows a world record breaking paper airplane inside a hangar at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia. Push down the sides so they meet under the flaps and look like a normal paper airplane's fuselage. Air moving around the wing produces the upward lift for the airplane.