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Lift is explained as resulting from circulation, and is not the consequence of the widely held but the erroneous equal transit time hypothesis. Both wind tunnel observations and the author's own wing modeling in OpenFoam are used to explain what really happens. This lecture puts the Bernoulli equation in lift generation in proper perspective. The presence of lift in other atmospheres, such as found on Mars, is discussed.

Blackbody Radiation and the Stars

Helpful Pre-requisite project: Electromagnetic Waves

Written by: Kathy Gustavson, June 2016
Grade (Age) Levels: High School (14-18+)
Topics: Blackbody radiation, Wien's Law, Stefan-Boltzmann Law, dual nature of light.

This module is a summary of the relation between temperature, energy, and the light emitted by the objects we see in the universe.

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Written by: Suzanne Monir, EIS Education Team Member, December 2015
Title of Lesson: Chemical Bonds

Topic: Intermolecular and Intramolecular bonds, Surface Tension, Capillary Action

Grade (Age) Level: High School (Ages 14-18), University

This project is a review of the forces present within molecules. Recall that intermolecular forces control the physical properties of a substance, while intramolecular forces control its chemical properties. Such properties include bond energy (heat required to break molecule into individual atoms) and flammability.  How does that impact experiments in microgravity?

Written by: Suzanne Monir, Wilson Ho, Miguel Rico, Kimberly Tran, EIS Education Team Members, April 2016
Title: How to Design a Microgravity Experiment
Topic: Grade (Age) Level: High School, University
Grade (Age) Level: High School (Ages 14-18), University 

This course is to help students focus their efforts in the task of designing a microgravity experiment for EIS. 

Experiment Design, Microgravity considerations, microbiological experiments, physical experiments, engineering experiments and physical experiments   

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Low Earth Orbits

Written by: Kathy Gustavson

Grade (Age) level: High School (ages 14-18), University

This course is to help students focus on their efforts in the task of learning about Low earth orbits: characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. 
Topic areas: Intro to projectiles, speed, period, and launching of LEOs. Examples of uses. Problems with space debris.

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Title of Lesson: Recent Space Developments

Topic: SpaceX Reusability Program, CubeSats, Philae, Orbital debris, Experiment Design

Written by Miguel Rico with edits by Suzanne Monir, EIS Education Team Members, January, 2016

Grade (Age) Level: High School (Ages 14-18), University

Summary: In recent times, there has been a great deal of development in space. Some of the more recent developments will be summarized here for learning purposes and to help guide you in creating potential microgravity experiments. In order to better understand where you think your contributions will be most useful, this course has been created to help you understand recent space developments and where our technology has taken us.