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Lesson: Fighting the Force -- Of Gravity (Middle School)

Posted on June 9, 2020 at 2:15 PM by Virginia Smith


In this lesson, students will learn about the physics of helicopter flight. They will conduct test flights of a paper copter. Those flights will illustrate the effects an aircraft's weight, rotor speed and blade angle have on flight. Find "Fighting the Force (of Gravity)" as Lesson 11 in CAP's AEX for Middle School Physical Science booklet or click this link HERE.

Additional Lesson Resources:

How to Fly a Helicopter 

Code a Mars Helicopter Game


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