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Activity 1.1.

1–Aerospace Evolution (Moon Modified)
The history of aerospace technology is abundant with major engineering achievements. Since the days of Leonardo da Vinci, people have been inventing vehicles to satisfy their desire to fly. In a short span of less than 100 years, history has seen the Wright Brothers first powered flight to voyages into space with the Apollo and the Space Shuttle programs. You will select, research, and present an invention that was important to the advancement of aerospace technology. Teams of two will be allowed, but if you work in a team, the work must reflect double the man hours. You will teach your classmates about your invention. Your presentation should last 3-5 minutes unless teacher permission is granted beforehand for additional time. Think about your lesson as an interactive museum display. Remember to engage your audience, hold their attention while teaching them the details, and then leave them with a sense of what might be next. If something isn’t of any interest to you, it won’t be to your audience either. Project Constraints  Daily logs and all research recorded in engineering journal  All least 4 sources (of at least 2 different types) cited in APA format  A presentation (format of your choice - slideshow, video, etc.) and Wow factor (e.g. - physical model / props / physical poster / professional interview / hands on experience / brochure / demo…) used  3-5 minutes for presentation

Your presentation must include the required information:
Explanation of the invention A timeline showing the history of the product Description of national / world events at the time of advancement or achievement (driving factors behind achievement) Description of major advancements that made the achievement possible When and where invented Who contributed to the original invention Materials used Video or image of advancement or achievement Media coverage of advancement or achievement Explanation of innovations (reasons behind improvements) *Use photos / sketches. Advantages and disadvantages of the invention compared to other forms of flight How this invention affects your world Most surprising aspect of invention

Project Criteria - Information is through, factual, and accompanied with visuals - Presentation is interesting and effectively delivered - “Wow factor” is creative and unique
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Aerospace Inventions and Innovations: The following websites will be useful in your research:  Howstuffworks-How Hot Air Balloons Work: URL:      Allstar Network -History of Flight Level 3: URL: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)- History of Flight: URL: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum- Milestones of Flight - Exhibition Home Page: URL: Gary Bradshaw- To Fly is Everything: URL: NASA – History Division: URL:

TOTAL OF 105 POINTS (Bonus built in :-D)

Topics Presentation – required components X2

15 points
Presentation included all required items: - Introduction - Title Slide - Required information listed in design brief - A reference page of at least four sources (Citations properly cited) - Conclusion All information documented thoroughly, clearly, and accurately AND Content is accurate, complete, and in student’s own words Presentation flows well; Format is professional; Proper spelling and grammar is used Presentation delivered within required timeframe; Good eye contact with audience; Appropriate posture and dress; No hands in pockets; No gum chewing; No “filler” words; Appropriate volume and tone; No direct reading; Presentation was enjoyable; Appropriate length Presentation is interesting, creative, visually appealing, and includes a unique “Wow factor” AND Team worked well together

13 points
Presentation missing some minor information item(s) OR Citations not properly cited Information acceptable

11 points
Presentation has gaps because of missing required item(s) OR Only two or three sources cited Some information is inaccurate / confusing / not summarized well

9 points
Information in presentation is incomplete OR Only one source cited Information is not based on research / incomplete / confusing Format needs improvement OR Many grammar / spelling errors Presentation significantly shorter / longer than required and / or delivery needs much improvement Presentation includes all required material but needs more creativity

Quality of Answers X2


Some spelling / grammar errors exist OR Flow needs improvement Presentation slightly shorter / longer than required timeframe and / or delivery was acceptable Presentation includes a unique “Wow factor” but needs improvement with creativity, visuals, etc.

More professionalism needed

Presentation Delivery (your live performance)

Delivery needs some improvement

WOW Factor

Presentation is interesting and creative and contains visuals BUT a unique “Wow factor” not included

* If the minimum level is not achieved for a specific criteria, no points will be accumulated for that row. Project Lead The Way, Inc. Copyright 2007 AE – Unit 1 – Lesson 1 – Activity 1.1.1 – Aerospace History – Page 2

 Aerospace History Research Topics: Activity 1.1.1 Aerospace Inventions, Innovations, and Innovators: a. Lighter-than-Air: Balloons b. Lighter-than-Air: Airships c. Non-Powered Aircraft: Gliders d. Engines: Internal Combustion e. Powered Aircraft : Pre-World War II f. Engines: Jet Engine g. Engines: Rockets h. Powered Aircraft : Fighters, World War II to present i. j. Powered Aircraft : Bombers, World War II to present Powered Aircraft: Commercial Aviation

k. Helicopters and Autogyros l. Stealth Technology

m. Unstaffed Aerial Vehicles: Remote and Automated Flight (Predator, etc) n. Manned Space Flight: Race for the Moon (Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo) o. Manned Space Flight: Research in Space (Space Shuttle, ISS, etc) p. Manned Space Flight: The Colonization of Space (Moon, Mars, beyond) q. Unmanned Space Probes r. History of NACA and NASA s. Other ideas?

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