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::: DiscoverHover Curriculum Guides

The DiscoverHover team of educators and consultants is currently finalizing a comprehensive set of Curriculum Guides, Lesson Plans and supporting materials for educators. Guides will be added to this page as they are completed.

All DiscoverHover educational materials are designed to conform to the US National Science Education Standards. They are being developed by the DiscoverHover Advisory Board in conjunction with leading educators and hovercraft experts from throughout United States and Canada. As additional nations participate in DiscoverHover, we will continually update our instructional materials to reflect the curriculum standards for each nation.

The Curriculum Guides below were developed and reviewed by the following:

  • Dr. Patrick Ferro, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the top-rated engineering school in the United States
  • Tristan Linck, Curriculum Development Engineer
  • James E. Benini, Original Lead Author
  • James C. Wallace II, DiscoverHover Education Director
  • Dr. Michael McInerney, Professor of Physics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the top-rated engineering school in the United States
  • Brian Hirsch, DiscoverHover Physics Consultant, a Rose-Hulman graduate;
  • Mike Dason and Marcus Songer, technology instructors, Vigo County Schools, Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Kamal Yadav, Former Curriculum Development Engineer
  • Chris Fitzgerald, Editor

These guides are directed primarily to secondary level students. Ultimately, all DiscoverHover educational materials will be available for all age levels and in the languages of participating nations.

Curriculum Guide 3: Methods of Measurement

Curriculum Guide 4: Mathematical Grounding

Curriculum Guide 5: Kinematics

Curriculum Guide 6: Newton’s laws of Motion

Curriculum Guide 7: Newton's Laws of Motion

Curriculum Guide 9: Momentum

Curriculum Guide 10: Torque

Curriculum Guide 11: Gear Ratios

Curriculum Guide 12: Torque, Work, and Power

Curriculum Guide 13: How a Hovercraft Turns

Curriculum Guide 14: Pressure and Boyle's Law

Curriculum Guide 15: Pressure and Lift

Curriculum Guide 17: Bernoulli's Principle and the Coanda Effect

Curriculum Guide 18: Viscosity and Turbulence

Curriculum Guide 19: Drag

Curriculum Guide 20: Thrust

Curriculum Guide 21: Simple Machines

Curriculum Guide 23: Types and Transformations of Energy

Curriculum Guide 26: Waves

Curriculum Guide 27: Resonance

Curriculum Guide 28: Thermodynamics

Curriculum Guide 29: Faraday

Curriculum Guide 31: Magnetism

Curriculum Guide 32: The Internal Combustion Engine

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