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Product Description
This product has been updated and revised as of Jan. 2017

Before buying this product, consider buying it as a bundle with other science units by following this link:

Biodiversity, Electricity, Space, and Flight Bundle

Grade 6 Science - Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Flight

1. Assess the societal and environmental impacts of flying devices that make use of properties of air.
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.

Topics Covered

1. The Properties of Air
2. The Four Forces of Flight
3. The Physics Behind Flight
4. How Living and Non-Living Things Fly
5. How Flight Affects Us

What is in the unit?

In this unit you will find:

In this unit you will find:
a. Information articles on the topics listed above.
b. Worksheets that review the information in the articles.
c. One project proposal graphic organizer.
d. One project with cross curricular opportunities.
- Report Writing (Writing)
- Model making (Visual Arts)
- Informative Presentation (Oral Communication)
e. One flight challenge
f. Final Test
g. Answer Keys
h. Project and Challenge Rubric

Assessment Opportunities

1. Worksheets can be used as ongoing homework checks or collected and used as formative assessments.

2. Project has a rubric that is divided into four sections - Proposal, Construction, Report, and Presentation. The marks can be recorded as four separate assessments under their corresponding curriculum area or averaged as one mark. Or a combination of the two methods can be used.

3. Paper airplane challenge - students will design and fly their own paper airplanes. They will be assessed on their research and information collection skills, and presentation skills.

4. Final Test - Matching, True or False, Multiple Choice, and Short Answer

How to use the unit

The unit is meant to be used as a student handout with the worksheets, project proposal, project description, paper airplane challenge and corresponding rubrics to be photocopied for each student. Read through the articles together as a class and have students answer the corresponding worksheet. (Each article and worksheet should take around one 40 minute period). Take up the worksheet on the following day before starting the next article.

The project and challenge is meant to be completed in class under the supervision of the teacher. Students can work independently or in groups/pairs.

The test is to be given as a final summative assessment for the unit to evaluate what students have learned overall.

Links to other related Units

Biodiversity, Electricity, Space, and Flight Bundle
Electricity and Energy
Habitats and Communities
Pulleys and Gears
Rocks & Minerals
Matter, Forces, Human Body, and Energy Conservation Bundle
Properties of and Changes in Matter
Conservation of Energy and Resources
Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
Human Organ Systems

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49 pages
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