I was introduced to the website in the classroom as a teaching aide. The instructor used it to help the student be able to visualize the immense heat needed in a jet engine to propel the rocket.
Quality of content
The applet is very helpful for the student that is not a rocket scientist. The applet takes all of the guess work out of finding some temperatures and pressures. It is rather helpful and in the manner used to present the material to the class it was very helpful in my visualizing the effects of the Mach number and the temperature.
Potential effectiveness for enhanced teaching and learning
This applet has the potential ability to be very effective in the academic setting. When introduced in my classroom it helped to connect the dots and made it much easier for the student to visualize the effects of a sonic boom as well as the immense temperature needed to propel a rocket into outer space. I can only imagine how helpful this applet would be if I were working in the field of gas dynamics.
Ease of using
The applet is very easy to use. The user just needs to enter the input data and hit calculate. The applet could not be any more strait forward.