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Aerodynamics in Car RacingTechnology & Engineering Logo
http://www.nas.nasa.gov/About/Education/Racecar/
Aerodynamic efficiency is the goal of all race car designers. It is the most important element in developing a competitive race car.  Get information about development, physics, assembly, and more.

Aerospace Industries Association
http://www.aia-aerospace.org/
The Aerospace Industries Association represents the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military, and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, space systems, aircraft engines, missiles, materiel, and related components, equipment, services, and information technology. 

Direct Current (DC) Electricity: Mini Quiz
http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/dc.htm#Mini-quiz
Direct current or DC electricity is the continuous movement of electrons from an area of negative (−) charges to an area of positive (+) charges through a conducting material such as a metal wire. Whereas static electricity sparks consist of the sudden movement of electrons from a negative to positive surface, DC electricity is the continuous movement of the electrons through a wire.  Take a mini quiz now.

Flinn Scientific Inc.: Build Your Own Simple DC Motor
http://www.flinnsci.com/Documents/demoPDFs/PhysicalSci/PS10405.pdf
Motors are the fundamental driving force of the modern world. It is a very rare occasion when you do not see or use the action of a motor during your daily life. So how do they work? With this activity, you will build your own simple DC motor.

Governor’s Energy Policy
http://www.utah.gov/energy/
Energy is a critical component in sustaining Utah's vibrant economic growth and preserving our unparalleled quality of life. 

IEEE: The World’s Leading Professional Association for the
Advancement of Technology

http://www.ieee.org/web/education/preuniversity/tispt/lessons.html
IEEE has developed several lesson plans as part of the teacher Inservice program for use by engineers and teachers. Each lesson plan is tied to education standards and includes teacher summaries, student worksheets, and activities.

NASA: Beginner’s Guide to Propulsion
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/shortp.html
A quick list of all the topics available from the Beginner's Guide to Propulsion (BGP) site.

NASA Glenn Research Center: The Beginner’s Guide to Aeronautics
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/
This site was prepared to provide background information on basic aerodynamics and propulsion for math and science teachers, students, and life-long learners.

Old Engine Shed
http://www.oldengineshed.com/forcycthry.html
Learn the basic four cycle theory of an engine in and animated demonstration.

The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta
http://www.gcbr.com/port.html
This is the original event featuring cardboard boats. It originated in 1974 at Southern Illinois University. Now, regattas are enjoyed by more than 1,500 participants and more than 100,000 spectators across the USA.

The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/wrighthtml/
An online presentation of The Wilbur and Orville Wright Papers at the Library of Congress, comprising about 10,121 library items or approximately 49,084 digital images, documents the lives of Wilbur and Orville Wright and highlights their pioneering work which led to the world's first powered, controlled and sustained flight.

West Point Bridge Design Contest
http://bridgecontest.usma.edu/
Get started building your own bridge.  Download and install the designer software for the contest.

Updated January 22, 2010


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darrell [dot] andelin [at] schools [dot] utah [dot] gov (Darrell Andelin) , Specialist
Technology & Engineering Education
Phone: 801>538-7598
Fax: 801>538-7868

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