All About Flight - STEM K-2

Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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34 pages
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Explore the scientific principles of flight with this unit of work. Best suited for Kindergarten, first grade and second grade.

Students will examine and determine what materials are best and after various tests will create their own flying apparatus. This is a very hands on unit and in each lesson students will be touching, testing and exploring. Students will also be using scientific language and questioning.

Engage and Excite young learners with this hands on UNIT of WORK



  • 5 x 1 hour lessons
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Each lesson is structured with

Engage/Introduction This is the teachers chance to get the students excited for the lesson. Lots of fun ideas and quick and exciting activities.

Explore This is the main teaching and exploring part of the lesson. Where students participate in activities and test their designs.

Learning Reflection This is the students chance to present or explain what happened, what they observed and what they learnt. This is an important part of verbalizing and consolidating learning.

Lesson 1 - Exploring with Paper Airplanes

Students explore the properties of plain paper. What makes it go further through the air? They make their own paper plane and test it. Students use informal measurements and draw diagrams. They answer and ask questions about their observations.

Lesson 2 Exploring Materials

Students will test materials to use for creating a flying object. Students will be able to choose which materials to make their glider from.

Lesson 3 - Building a Glider

Students will design and build their own gliders. They will test their gliders and verbally answer questions about their designs.

Lesson 4 - Evaluating and re-designing

Students will evaluate their designs from the previous lesson and re-design their glider using the most appropriate materials. They will present their glider to the group.

Lesson 5 - Creating a Parachute

Students will be given a design task. They are asked to create a parachute to gently get their toy figurine to the ground based on their knowledge of materials.

All lesson are organised onto ONE PAGE to make it easier to follow - see preview


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34 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.
Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.


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