ERIC Number: ED352272
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Package: Junior High - Middle School Science Lessons. [A Visit to the Louisville, Kentucky Airports: Standiford and Bowman Fields.]
Squires, Frances H.
This science curriculum was written for teachers of children in junior high or middle school. It contains science activities for the following lessons: (1) Anemometers and Wind Speed; (2) Up! Up! and Away; (3) Jet Lag--Time Zones; (4) Inventors; (5) Model Rocketry; (6) Geometry and Kites; and (7) Super Savers. In lesson one, students construct an anemometer from paper cups and use it to measure wind speed. In lesson two, students construct tissue paper hot air balloons. The objectives of lesson three are to have students understand why there are time zones and to calculate differences between time zones. Two worksheets on time zones are provided. The objectives of lesson four are to have students understand the developments in man's attempt to fly. In lesson five students launch model rockets and measure the distance from the launch site to where the rockets landed, the altitude reached, and the time of descent. In lesson six, students apply the principles of geometry to construct a box kite. The objectives of lesson seven are for students to gain experience in finding percentages and solving problems concerning airline fares. (PR)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Air Transportation, Aviation Education, Earth Science, Elementary School Science, Graphs, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Mathematics Education, Middle Schools, Physics, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Wind (Meteorology)
Regional Airport Authority, P.O. Box 9129 Louisville, KY 40209 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Airport Authority of Louisville and Jefferson County, KY.