CODE/MOE/UOIT Makerspaces Project
Lesson Plan: Grade 6 Science: Flight
To explore the big ideas in flight and use this understanding to design and build flying devices with a focus on research, experimentation, designing and construction.
Science and Technology Overall Curriculum Expectations:
2. investigate ways in which flying devices make use of properties of air;
3. explain ways in which properties of air can be applied to the principles of flight and flying devices.
Science and Technology Specific Curriculum Expectations:
Understanding Structures and Mechanisms-Flight-Grade 6
2.1: follow established safety procedures for using tools and materials and operating flying devices
2.2: use scientific inquiry/ experimentation skills to investigate the properties of air
2.4: Use technological problem-solving skills to design, build, and test a flying device
3.1: identify the properties of air that make flight possible
3.3: identify and describe the four forces of flight-lift, weight, drag and thrust.
Learning Goal: We are learning how the four forces of flight (lift, weight, drag and thrust) affect the movement of flying objects, and how to use them while creating a flying device.
Flying device: It can cover a distance and stay in the air.
I have shown creativity in my plan and design.
I have used tools and materials safely and appropriately.
Presentation: I/We can present our findings in written form, oral presentation, video/ Green Screen.
I/We have clearly explained our flying device and why we chose this design.
I/We have explained how the four forces of flight affect/ help the device fly.
I/We have explained challenges with our design and recommendations for future
Materials and Technology:
Student Accommodations / Modifications:
Ridpath Junior Public School—Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board Adapted from eworkshop.on.ca