Grade 6 Science - Flight Key Terms
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Sections of the wing which can move up or down and control roll.
The force of air that is exerted on objects.
Any weight-carrying structure designed to navigate through the air which can be supported either by its own buoyancy or by the action of the air against its surfaces.
The shape of an object and how it is affected by drag
Moving air around an object creates a low and high pressure area.
The resistance air exerts on a flying object.
The horizontal part of a plane's stabilizer used to control pitch.
The main body of the plane.
Aircraft that have no engines.
The force opposed to gravity which lifts the plane.
Up or down altitude of the plane.
Rotation of the fuselage. Twisting side to side
The hinged section of the tail of the airplane which helps the plane move right or left; that is yaw.
The ability of an airplane to control pitch, roll and yaw in order to maintain altitude after a disturbance.
The maximum velocity of a falling body.
The force produced by an aircraft which pushes the plane forward.
the force of gravity on an object
Left or right changes of the plane.
the force due to the mass of an object
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