For the Wright Stuff Lab, it is important to do a write up according to the checklist. It is not enough to build  stuff in Science class...we must try to explain them. This will help us understand the world better (I hope). Let's have fun. Remember to try your best. ;)

In your 1 page write up you must include examples of where we could observe all three of Newton's Laws in our flying vehicle. You must also explain in detail what the 4 forces in flight are and when they are balance and unbalanced during our flights.

Web Resources

How things fly:  Kid friendly pages. Check out the 4 forces: http://www.fi.edu/flights/own2/forces.html

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/forces.html

http://wings.avkids.com/Book/Flight/intermediate/forces-01.html

How things fly: Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum Virtual Museum Gallery: http://www.nasm.edu/galleries/gal109/gal109.html

A Physical Description of Flight David Anderson(Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Retired & Scott Eberhardt: Wordy and complicated, but very good.  http://www.aa.washington.edu/faculty/eberhardt/lift.htm

Paper Airplanes: Ken Blackburn. The World's best paper airplane builder. A bit technical but great:  http://paperplane.org/Aerodynamics/paero.htm

The Rubric, or Checklist. What you need to do.

 

F (50)

D (60)

C (75)

B (89)

A (100)

 

 

Performance

 

 

 

Material

Non-standard

 

 

 

1 piece

foam tray

Launch

Non-standard

 

 

 

One hand

only

Landing

On nose and

upside down

 

On nose or

upside down

 

Right side up

Trials

> 3

 

 

 

< 3

Distance

< 3 m

3 m

4 m

6 m

>8 m

Meets all specifications

No

Yes

 

 

Reporting

 

 

 

Model

Missing

Falling off

 Present, no name

 

 Present with name

Drawings

Missing

Not clearly
drawn 
or mis-labeled
Clearly drawn minor errors in labelling
Clearly
drawn
and labelled.
Clearly drawn
successful and
unsuccessful
models with explanations

Writing

Very difficult to follow

 Difficult to follow
Unclear and rambling
Unclear or rambling
Clear concise and accurate

Science

>2 science misconceptions

2 science misconceptions
1 science misconception
Minimal, but accurate science principles
Lots of accurate science principles

English

Needs major improvement

5-6 spelling and
grammar mistakes
3-4 spelling and grammar mistakes
1-2 spelling and grammar mistakes
No spelling or grammar mistakes