This 2-DAY lesson and lab package on How Planes and Other Aircraft Fly begins with a look at the aerodynamic forces which affect flight – Thrust, Drag, Lift and Weight. It then looks at takeoffs, level flight, banking and landings. It ends with a look at hot Hot Air Balloons and Helicopters fly.
The package also contains an inquiry lab on paper air plane design which allows your students to connect what they’ve learned in class to a real life application.
The package contains diagrams, examples and explanations. It includes the lesson (student and teacher versions of the PowerPoint), a Bill Nye the Science Guy Worksheet with Video Link and Answer Key, a inquiry Lab, 8 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
– Inquiry Lab on airplane design
– Bill Nye Worksheet with video link and answer key
– 8 videos embedded into the PowerPoint
– Student lesson handout
In order, the lesson covers:
–> Turbo/Jet Engines
–> Rocket Engines
–> Taking Off
– Hot Air Balloons
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
The entire Flight Unit can be purchased at a 32% discount BY CLICKING HERE
Please view the Preview File to obtain a sense of my style, see how my power point lesson is structured and evaluate my work.
I also have a range assignments and lessons/units from other grade levels at my store. Please CLICK HERE to have a look around and don’t forget to follow if you like what you see.