Student Assessment #1:

Aeronautical Content Check

Directions: Answer each question below.

 

1.Explain just how practical it really is to use a balloon to carry the scientific instruments needed to study the surface of Mars from the air.

 

 

 

2.The amount of lift generated by an aircraft depends on what 3 factors?

 

 

 

3.Explain the reasons why a standard jet engine would not be a good choice for a propulsion system on an aircraft designed to fly in atmosphere of Mars.

 

 

4.The amount of drag depends on what 4 factors?

 

 

 

5.List the four forces that affect flight.

 

 

6.List 3 ways in which the atmosphere of Mars is different from the Earth's atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

7.Explain how the differences in atmosphere between Mars and the Earth will affect each of the four forces.