Group names:_________________________________________________________________

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PLANEMATH

For each of the following nine activities, your group will begin by clicking on the button, "Meet the Author". To complete Question #1 in each of the nine activities, your group must include the following information in sentence form:

  1. the author's name
  2. how they became interested in aviation
  3. what math skills are used in their profession.

FLIGHT PATH

1.

 

2. List your chosen cities.

3. Draw the flight plan your group has chosen.

4. What was your mileage?


BIRD'S EYE VIEW

1.

 

2. What is a line segment?

3. What is a polygon?

4. Draw, label and explain each of the six polygons shown.


PIE IN THE SKY

1.

 

2. Draw, label and explain the four different ways of classifying clouds. (Don't forget to include the abbreviations.)

3. What fractional part of the sky is covered with clouds on:

A (CLR) day?

A (OVC) day?

A (SCT) day?

A (BKN) day?

4. Draw and explain how meteorologists figure out the fractional parts assigned to each type of day.

 

PLANE CAPACITY

1.

 

2. Do the group activity. This is a classroom activity, not a computer lab activity.

 

LIFTOFF

1.

 

2. What is gravity?

3. Who was BERNOULLI? What was his principle?

4. Draw, label and explain how a plane flies.


FLY A KITE

1.

 

2. Draw, label and explain the kite diagram.

3. How much material must your group buy?

 

4. How far apart are the string marks?

 

RUNWAYS AND TAKEOFFS

1.

 

2. How many tons is a Boeing 747? Write a math equation to show how the answer was found:_____________________________

3. How much do 25 buffalo weigh? Write a math equation to show how the answer was found:_____________________________

4. Draw and label the runway that will successfully launch the plane.

 

Time Flies

1.

 

2. Draw and label a 24-hour clock. Be sure to include all 12 and 24 hour times.

3. 0500 is what time? 1715 is what time?

4. What are the two rules for changing 24-hour times to 12-hour times.

 

 


Fill'Er up

1.

 

2. What is a flight range?

3. Write the formula.

4. Draw your fuel tank after your St. Louis trip.

Congratulations, Trainees, you have completed Process I. turn in your completed assignment to your teacher and prepare for Process II, by getting the Amelia Earhart Movie and Project Worksheet.

 

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