Will It Fly?

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Go fly a kite, then fly a plane! The 19th part of a 22-part unit on aviation looks at the way kites and gliders help aid in the understanding of flight. Pupils discuss how engineers used kites to influence airplane designs.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research how early airplane designers used kites to learn about flying 
Classroom Considerations

  • Assumes the class understands the forces acting upon an airplane
  • Learners should know how control surfaces affect flights
Pros

  • Includes descriptions of assessment activities
  • Contains anticipated answers for discussion questions
Cons

  • None