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Warm Up Exercise, November 29 & 30 (with supplement)

IMPORTANT:  The concise General Rules for Written Assignments and Rules for Warm Up Exercises apply in order to receive credit for this warm up exercise.

SHORT ESSAY:1 We have been studying four primary considerations for flight: Lift, Weight, Thrust, and Drag. For purposes of our Paper Airplane Contest, rank each of these four considerations in order of importance. For each one of these properties, explain why you give it this ranking.

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 minimum of 10 lines. “Explain” means to give some logical reasons for your point of view

Lesson 8 on Aeronautical Engineering: Paper Airplane, Final Design Review (November 29 & 30)

  1. The Paper Plane Contest will take place next class in the courtyard outside this building. Please be familiar with the contest rules before then.
  2. Each team will make their paper airplanes on the morning of the contest, using paper supplied by the teacher.
  3. On the morning of the competition, each team will be supplied with paper and an agenda to prepare for the competition.

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Lesson 7 on Aeronautical Engineering: Paper Airplane Design — SUPPLEMENT (November 28)

This SUPPLEMENTAL assignment is for ONLY the students who have more than one engineering class with this teacher.

Objectives: (1) To introduce students to the basic concepts of aviation, which will be illustrated through the construction of paper airplanes–This Alternate Lesson provides alternatives for deeper consideration by advanced students.

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Warm Up Exercise, November 27 & 28 (with supplement)

IMPORTANT: please read and follow BOTH the concise General Rules for Written Assignments and Rules for Warm Up Exercises in order to receive credit for this warm up exercise.

WRITE THE FOLLOWING on  the top of your warm up page, after you have read the two items listed above:
(1)  I read and understand the “General Rules for Written Assignments”
(2) I read and understand the “Rules for Warm Up Exercises”
SHORT ESSAY:   Don’t the basic principles of thrust, drag, weight, and lift seem pretty simple?  Why did it take until the beginning of the 20th Century for a working airplane to be built?  Do you think in another 100 years engineering students will be marveling at the “simple” inventions we haven’t  built yet?  Explain your answer.

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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Lesson 6 on Aeronautical Engineering: Paper Airplane Design (November 16 and 26)

Important:  Read all instructions before proceeding.

Objectives: (1) To reinforce information students are learning about the basic concepts of aviation, which will be illustrated through the design of a paper airplane in this lesson; and (2) To demonstrate that engineering is a combination of science with learning from trial and error.

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Warm Up Exercise, November 20 & 26, 2018 (with supplement)

IMPORTANT:  please read and follow BOTH the  concise General Rules for Written Assignments and Rules for Warm Up Exercises in order to receive credit for this warm up exercise.

SHORT ESSAY:  Engineers, and most other professions, have professional standards and civil statutes they must obey. Violation of some of these rules may involve criminal sanctions or loss of a license, even if the engineer does not agree with that rule.   (1)  Please discuss the importance of engineers following rules, in general.  (2) That is, why is it important to follow rules–even if you don’t understand or agree with the rule?   (3) What, if any, are the exceptions?

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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Warm Up Exercise, November 16 & 19, 2018 (with supplement)

SHORT ESSAY:1 Explain (give reasons) why or why not the government should make and enforce rules relating to airline safety.  Explain why or why not the government should make and enforce rules relating to airline passenger comfort; such as seat size and spacing.

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 — SUPPLEMENT (November 15)

This SUPPLEMENTAL assignment is for ONLY the students who have more than one engineering class with this teacher.

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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