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Goals and Objectives

Goal 1

To use the Scientific Method to answer a question or solve a problem.


The Learner will be able to:
  • recite the steps of the scientific method;
  • develop each part of the scientific method:
    • identify a question,
    • identify a hypothesis,
    • construct an experiment;
  • list procedures which will complete the experiment:
    • list materials needed to perform experiment,
    • perform experiment;
  • record results of experiment:
    • write a conclusion;
  • observe and record the observations;
  • identify a new question generated by the experiment.

Goal 2

To understand that there are different types of aircraft which have been designed to fly for specific purposes and in specific ways.


The Learner will be able to:
  • identify and describe the different regimes in which aircraft fly;
  • compare aircraft types based upon their flight characteristics.

Goal 3

To understand the speed of sound and its effects on aircraft.


The Learner will be able to:
  • define the speed of sound;
  • describe the phenomenon of flight at the speed of sound;
  • identify and describe how sound travels in waves

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