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Exhibitions

Exhibitions

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Lift and Drag Lift and Drag What are lift and drag? And how do they work? Explore how these two aerodynamic forces are created, and learn how engineers factor them in when designing all kinds of machines. Lift and Drag Explained BUILDING BIG: Home Page Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston. Here are the main features of the site: Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels. The Labs Try your hand at our interactive engineering labs. The Challenges Take on the challenges of building big.

Aeronautics - Parts of an Airplane - Level 2 Please let me remind all of you--this material is copyrighted. Though partially funded by NASA, it is still a private site. Therefore, before using our materials in any form, electronic or otherwise, you need to ask permission. just in case you go back in time and want to be awesome - . - . Nuff said. This made me laugh. A lot. Now you will too. You’re welcome. How Dark Matter Messes with Our Galaxy [Video] This video shows the spiral shape of our galaxy and two of its small satellite galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds (to the left). The satellites orbit the main galaxy and, in the process, trigger slow-motion waves in it. On a human time scale, those waves look like a static warp in the galactic outskirts.

Aeronautics - What Makes An Airplane Fly - Level 1 Please let me remind all of you--this material is copyrighted. Though partially funded by NASA, it is still a private site. Therefore, before using our materials in any form, electronic or otherwise, you need to ask permission. There are two ways to browse the site: (1) use the search button above to find specific materials using keywords; or, (2) go to specific headings like history, principles or careers at specific levels above and click on the button. Teachers may go directly to the Teachers' Guide from the For Teachers button above or site browse as in (1) and (2). For an airplane to fly, it must always engage in a tug of war between the opposing forces of lift versus weight and thrust versus drag. Lawrence Hall of Science - 24/7 Science How fast does the wind blow? What makes things sticky? Where do insects live and plants grow? What is the best way to clean up the environment? How do humans measure up in the animal kingdom?

Aeronautics - Characteristics of the Flight Atmosphere - Level 2 Please let me remind all of you--this material is copyrighted. Though partially funded by NASA, it is still a private site. Therefore, before using our materials in any form, electronic or otherwise, you need to ask permission. There are two ways to browse the site: (1) use the search button above to find specific materials using keywords; or, (2) go to specific headings like history, principles or careers at specific levels above and click on the button. Physics Flash Animations We have been increasingly using Flash animations for illustrating Physics content. This page provides access to those animations which may be of general interest. The animations will appear in a separate window. The animations are sorted by category, and the file size of each animation is included in the listing. Also included is the minimum version of the Flash player that is required; the player is available free from The categories are: In addition, I have prepared a small tutorial in using Flash to do Physics animations.

Tatooine-Like Planet Discovered Orbiting Two Stars Astronomers have just discovered the first "circumbinary planet." Like Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine in the "Star Wars" films, this strange world, labeled Kepler-16b, orbits two closely spaced suns. What would such a planet be like? For that matter, what if Earth had two suns instead of one? Smithsonian X 3D The Smithsonian X 3D Explorer is a modern 3D web application. It requires an up-to-date browser supporting WebGL. Most browsers support this technology which enables the display of 3D graphics in the web browser. Use the following list to find out which browsers and operating systems fully support Smithsonian X 3D. If you are unsure if you have WebGL support, visit this website. Microsoft Windows

Animal Web Cams The National Zoo is home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. Our best known residents are our giant pandas, but great apes, big cats, Asian elephants, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, aquatic animals, small mammals, and many others can be found at the Zoo. You can take a virtual visit to the Zoo any day of the week by tuning into our live web cams, which feature many of the Zoo's animals. Watching Asian small-clawed otters: A family of otters, parents and offspring, live on Asia Trail.

Website showing how the controls of a plane work. by lyle08 Feb 2

Interactive website showing how a wing works by lyle08 Feb 2

Interactive page showing aircraft development and the effects of thrust, drag, lift, weight. by lyle08 Feb 2

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