Summit Technology Academy: a 2019-2020 PLTW Distinguished School
Aerospace Engineering: Aerodynamics from Gliders to Rockets
This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and experience to apply mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles to the design, development, and evolution of aircraft, space vehicles and their operating systems. In the classroom, students will engage in creative thinking and problem‐solving activities using software that allows students to design, test, and evaluate a variety of air and space vehicles, their systems, and launching, guidance and control procedures. Students will build and test airfoils, gliders and model rockets,as well as fly a plane in a flight simulator program. Students can expect to work with and/or be mentored by professionals in the aviation/aerospace career field from around the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.
Note: Students need to choose 2 of the following 3 courses (Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Aerospace Engineering) to make a full-year selection.
- Grade: 11 or 12
- 2.5 GPA (Unweighted)
- Algebra II with a B- or better
- 90% Attendance
- Outside class Internet access is required.
Recommended Math and Engineering Proficiency:
Average Math and Engineering grade: B- or higher
PLTW Member School Prerequisites:
- Introduction to Engineering Design PLTW
- Principles of Engineering PLTW
- Physics (completed or concurrent enrollment)
High School Credits: 1.5 units
LSR7 Weighted: .666
NON Lee’s Summit Schools Weighted Credit: Varies by school
AP + PLTW Combined Pathway - Designed for AP Students
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