# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Aerospace Technology II Task 3370188

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe factors that affect aircraft design.

Definition

Description should include
  • the characteristics of materials (e.g., density, weight, tensile strength) used in the construction of aircraft, such as aluminum and composites as well as fasteners
  • purpose
  • payload
  • travel distance and durability requirements
  • propulsion
  • cost (to build and to operate)
  • serviceability and maintenance
  • recycling, reconstruction, reuse factors.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it important to know the payload quantity and type before designing the aircraft?
  • What types of reusable materials might be used in aircraft construction?
  • How does knowing the purpose of the aircraft help determine the final design?
  • Why would a glider wing be different than a high-speed, cross-country airplane wing?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

12. Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems

  

18. Transportation Technologies

 

3. The Relationships Among Technologies and the Connections Between Technology and Other Fields