explore air as a force
About the Class
Air: A Fierce Competitor
Aerodynamics are a critical factor in NASCAR. The impact of air—its flow, speed and racing advantages—are analyzed in each race. Students will explore air as a force, understand how it works and conduct experiments related to its downforce and drag properties. Students will utilize models, a wind tunnel and anemometers during the class.
Curriculum Standard Alignments (NGS, CCS)
NC State Standards
SC State Standards
8.S.1A.8.S.1B.1; 8.P.2A; 8.EEI.8