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The Need for Speed: TOPGUN and Naval Aviation! - STEM in 30
We’ve all seen a plane take off from a long runway, but what if you don’t have a full-sized runway? On aircraft carriers, jets are launched into the air — zero to 165 mph in three seconds! Tune in as we take you to the deck of an aircraft carrier to learn about the science behind launching and landing airplanes from a ship. Embrace your need for speed in this episode of STEM in 30. Have questions after the program? Tune in to our live chat on Thursday, December 10, at 1 pm to learn more about naval aviation from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Standards for Educators: NGSS: MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design (Design Solutions) MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design (Optimizing Designs) MS-PS2-2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions (Buoyancy) This episode is made possible by the generous support of the Gertrude E. Skelly Charitable Foundation. For lesson plans for the episode please visit the STEM in 30 collection on Smithsonian Learning Lab: For more FREE teacher resources from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum visit STEM in 30, the museum's Emmy nominated TV show for middle school students:
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30 min 31 sec
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