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This program uses simulations and hands-on testing to teach the principles of science, aerodynamics, theory, and design. Students design, analyze, and fly a glider on the computer. The software’s built-in test functions evaluate their aircraft for both performance and problems.
As students learn more, they can advance to powered flight by including a rubber motor and propeller in their designs. During the process, students gain an understanding of aerodynamics and learn how to put those principles to work in the design of their aircraft. After they have a design with which they are satisfied, they can construct the aircraft out of poster board, foam, or balsa wood and really fly their design. The challenge is to make an aircraft that will soar! Lessons and lab plans are included on the CD.
OS: WIN NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win 7/MAC OS X
License: lab pack (30 computers)
Windows: Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win 7, 100 MHz processor, and 20 to 25 MB RAM. Macintosh: System OS X, PowerPC/Intel processor, and 15 MB RAM.
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