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Activity 1.1.

1Aerospace 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 isnt of any interest to you, it wont 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: http:// 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)

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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 students own words

13 points

11 points

9 points
Information in presentation is incomplete OR Only one source cited

Presentation has Presentation gaps because of missing some missing required minor information item(s) item(s) OR Citations not properly cited Information acceptable OR Only two or three sources cited Some information is inaccurate / confusing / not summarized well

Quality of Answers X2

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


Some spelling / Presentation flows well; Format is professional; Proper spelling and grammar grammar errors exist OR is used Flow needs improvement Presentation delivered within required Presentation timeframe; Good eye contact with audience; Appropriate posture and dress; slightly shorter / No hands in pockets; No gum chewing; No longer than filler words; Appropriate volume and tone; required timeframe and / No direct reading; Presentation was or delivery was enjoyable; Appropriate length acceptable Presentation is interesting, creative, visually appealing, and includes a unique Wow factor AND Team worked well together 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 Presentation interesting and includes all creative and contains required material visuals but needs more BUT creativity 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.

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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. Powered Aircraft : Bombers, World War II to present j. 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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