I am a 7th grader and have decided to do my science fair project about aerodynamics in planes. I have
searched the internet but have not found very much information. I was wondering if you can help me.
There's not as many aerodynamics web sites aimed at kids as there should be, but here are some you might find
useful. First, try the NASA learning guides:
Some other good sites on basic aerodynamics can be found at
- question from Corby Cobb
There are also some sites focused on paper airplanes and kites that have some good aerodynamics information and
You might also look at Scitoys, a company offering kits for science fair projects:
We also recommend a book called
The Illustrated Guide
to Aerodynamics by H.C. Smith. This is a good book that goes through the basic aerodynamic definitions and
equations without getting too technical for novices. It's the kind of book that is pretty informative, but easy
enough to understand that your local library might have it.
- How Things
Fly -- site from the National Air & Space Museum that describes flight
- Aerodynamics Educational Resources
-- full of links on aerodynamics, rockets, kites, balloons, astronomy and other sites geared
towards kids; they added a link to us which makes this an even better page!
I hope this list helps. If you still need more help, try searching
"aerodynamics + kids" on a
search engine. That is how we found most of the sites listed above.
- answer by Jayme O'Sullivan, 1 April 2001
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