The basics of aerodynamics

The little person is on school break at the moment but he agreed that I could give him some home tutoring. Nothing arduous but enough to maintain his ‘appetite for learning’ (his words). I had to chuckle at that. I often watch him do his homework in the evenings and he never appears that hungry! Anyway, I prepared a lesson plan and this morning tried to teach him to lick his nose with his tongue. I showed him how to do it and he tried very hard to copy me but we soon realised that his nose is too short and his tongue is not long enough. Not a good start.

We decided that we would press on and cover the basics of aerodynamics and how air resistance and drag affect an object. At first he was worried that he would not be able to grasp this complex subject.

However, with the aid of a toy plane I was able to show him how lift, weight, thrust and drag help an object move through the air.

I am very pleased with his progress. Tomorrow we will discuss Einstein’s Unified Field Theory. I’m aware that this may be too ambitious so I have also prepared a backup lesson called ‘How to scratch your head with your foot’.

Anyway, we both felt very tired after our lesson and decided that we would have a nap.

2 thoughts on “The basics of aerodynamics

  1. Pingback: Tomorrow we will discuss Einstein’s Unified Field Theory. « bassasblog

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