This lesson package on How Living Things Fly begins by looking at the Characteristics of flying birds including how they produce lift and thrust and are able to fly by reducing drag and weight. It ends by examining Gliding and Parachuting as well as other flying animals.
The package contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), a collaborate challenge activity, 6 embedded videos and a student lesson handout as a word document which follows the PowerPoint.
Included in the lesson package is:
– The teacher version of the PowerPoint
– The student version of the PowerPoint
– A collaborate challenge activity
– 6 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
– Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
– Characteristics of flying birds
–> Wings to produce lift
–> Powerful flight muscles to generate forward motion
–> Aerodynamic body reduces drag
–> Very light bones with air sacs reduces weight
– Gliding and Parachuting
– Other flying animals
The student version of the PowerPoint contains multiple blanks that need to be filled in throughout the lesson. These blanks are conveniently underlined and bolded on the teacher copy. I have found this to be the most effective means of keeping my students engaged and active without having them write everything out. This also leaves more time for discussion and activities.
Within my complete Flight Unit you can find the following lesson packages:
Lesson 1 – The History and Future of Flight
Lesson 2 – How Planes and Other Aircraft Fly
Lesson 3 – Improving Flight
Lesson 4 – How Living Things Fly
Lesson 5 – The Properties of Air
Lesson 6 – The Environmental and Social Effects of Airlines
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