Warm Up Exercise, November 14 & 15, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 Do you foresee space tourism becoming common and easy within the next 50 years? That is, will it be as convenient to travel to the Moon or Mars as it is now to go to Europe? Explain your reasoning.  Also, who should pay to advance technology in this area?

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

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  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view

Lesson 5 on Aeronautical Engineering: Videos on Paper Airplane Construction (November 14 and 15)

Watch the video clips as you answer the questions in the Assignment below.  You will need to watch the video clips in order to fill in the blanks.

Objectives: (1) To introduce students to the basic concepts of aviation, which will be illustrated through the construction of paper airplanes in subsequent lessons; and (2) To improve listening and note taking skills  while watching the videos in class.

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Warm Up Exercise, November 9 & 13, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1  Explain why you think the military has had such a significant impact on aeronautical / aerospace engineering. Give two examples of how military innovation benefited these fields.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

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  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view

Warm Up Exercise, November 7-8, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1  The first airplane flight was in 1903.  The first human walked on the moon 66 years later, in 1969.  Almost half a century has passed since then.  In your opinion (1) is the rate of technological advancement faster or slower now?  (2) Explain and (3) give at lease 2 examples

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

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  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view

Lesson 3 on Aeronautical Engineering: HISTORY, continued (November 7 and 8)

Please read the ALL of the background information below, before beginning this Assignment. Then begin the Assignment contained in the Blue box. Read all of the instructions first, before proceeding.

Work on the assignment INDIVIDUALLY (do not collaborate with other students). There is a collaborative element in our study of Aeronautical Engineering, but NOT this assignment.

Objectives: (1) To introduce students to the history of aviation and aeronautical/aerospace engineering from the first airplane to the present day; (2) To practice note taking (3) To improve research skills–seeking appropriate sources for citation; (4) To improve verbal presentation skills, in order to clearly express ideas.

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Title: Warm Up Exercise, November 2 and 5, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1   The Wright brothers famous first flight was in 1903. Neither brother graduated from High School, nor had any special training before that time.  Explain how is it possible that people with such humble education could accomplish what they did?

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Only do the supplement below if you are one of the three students who have two engineering classes. Otherwise, do not proceed.

CLICK HERE only if you have been specifically told to do the supplement for this date

  1. Your short essay should be a paragraph or two. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view

Lesson 2 on Aeronautical Engineering: HISTORY (November 2 and 5)

Please read the ALL of the background information below, before beginning this Assignment. Then begin the Assignment contained in the Blue box. Read all of the instructions first, before proceeding.

Work on the assignment INDIVIDUALLY (do not collaborate with other students). There is a collaborative element later in our study of Aeronautical Engineering, but NOT today.

Objectives: (1) To introduce students to the history of aviation and aeronautical engineering; (2) To practice note taking (3) To improve research skills–seeking appropriate sources for citation; (4) To improve verbal presentation skills, in order to clearly express ideas.

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Warm Up Exercise, October 31 and November 1, 2018, with supplement

SHORT ESSAY:1   Explain why you think some pilots feel so passionately about the art and science of flying

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: Today only, everyone may do the following supplement instead of the above warm up question, should you choose to do so.

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Lesson 1 on Aeronautical Engineering: INTRODUCTION (October 31 – November 1)

Please read the background information, and then proceed with the  the numbered  questions contained below.

Feel free to collaborate with up to two other students.  However, each student should submit an individual handwritten (NOT typed) paper.  That is, do not submit multiple names on the same page(s).

Cite all sources in brackets, [  ], after your responses.  If you use the sources listed below under “Suggested Reading,” feel free to use the  CAPITAL letter which precedes that source.

Objectives: (1) To introduce students to the topic of aeronautical engineering;. (2) To practice collaborative learning;1  (3) To improve research skills–seeking appropriate sources for citation; (4) To improve writing skills in order to clearly express ideas. Neatness counts.

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  1. Collaborative learning is an educational approach to teaching and learning that involves groups of students working together to solve a problem, complete a task, or create a product. According to Gerlach, “Collaborative learning is based on the idea that learning is a naturally social act in which the participants talk among themselves (Gerlach, 1994). It is through the talk that learning occurs.” Source: Collaborative Learning website, http://archive.wceruw.org/cl1/cl/moreinfo/MI2A.htm