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Areas of Science Video & Computer Games
Difficulty
Time Required Average (6-10 days)
Prerequisites None
Material Availability Readily available
Cost Low ($20 - $50)
Safety No issues
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Abstract

Did you know that commercial airline pilots use high-tech flight simulators to learn how to fly big jumbo jets? Before they ever step behind the controls of a real jet they've already logged thousands of virtual air miles. It might not qualify you to fly a real jumbo jet, but you, too, can learn the logistics of aviation by experimenting with the types of flight simulators sold at computer game retailers. Use a flight simulator to investigate the relationship between flap settings and the stall speed of your favorite aircraft. Is the relationship the same or different for different types of airplanes?

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Science Buddies Staff. "Flight Simulators: From Flaps to Flying." Science Buddies, 23 June 2020, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Games_p007/video-computer-games/flight-simulators?class=AQUw2-eSBpg7blXnM76fHEChFCEzURxJdxQuH5Bc3adXX6jasDJhIKk5JCEj75_yjrUsbJXFjNQWPyKi6MjomjyS. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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Science Buddies Staff. (2020, June 23). Flight Simulators: From Flaps to Flying. Retrieved from https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Games_p007/video-computer-games/flight-simulators?class=AQUw2-eSBpg7blXnM76fHEChFCEzURxJdxQuH5Bc3adXX6jasDJhIKk5JCEj75_yjrUsbJXFjNQWPyKi6MjomjyS


Last edit date: 2020-06-23

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