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This unit is all about flight. Through inquiry style activities students will explore the history of flight, the four major forces involved in achieving flight, Bernoulli’s principle, properties of air, airfoils, jet engines, animal flight space flight and more all while developing skills around scientific method and problem solving!
This unit focuses on all of the following abilities and more:
-Describe and demonstrate methods for altering drag in flying devices.
-Describe the role of lift in overcoming gravity and enabling devices or living things to fly.
-Describe and demonstrate how lift is affected by the shape of a surface.
-Identify characteristics and adaptations that enable birds and insects to fly.
-Identify situations which involve Bernoulli’s principle.
-Describe the means of propulsion for flying devices.
-Describe and justify the differences in design between aircraft and spacecraft.
-Rephrase questions in a testable form.
-Plan a set of steps to solve a practical problem and to carry out a fair test of a science-related idea.
-Carry out procedures to explore a given problem and to ensure a fair test of a proposed idea, controlling major variables.
-Select and use tools in manipulating materials and in building models.
-Make observations and collect information that is relevant to a given question or problem.
-Identify and use a variety of sources and technologies to gather pertinent information.
-Suggest improvements to a design or constructed object.
-Communicate procedures and results using lists, notes in point form, sentences, charts, graphs, drawings and oral language.
-Demonstrate and explain the importance of selecting appropriate processes for investigating scientific questions and solving technological problems.
-Describe how results of similar and repeated investigations may vary and suggest possible explanations for variations.
-Describe examples of scientific questions and technological problems that have been addressed differently at different times.
-Describe examples of improvements to the tools and techniques of scientific investigation that have led to new discoveries.
-Describe instances where scientific ideas and discoveries have led to new inventions and applications.
-Provide examples of how science and technology have been used to solve problems around the world.
-Compare past and current needs and describe some ways in which science and technology have changed the way people work, live and interact with the environment.
This unit includes:
145 EDITABLE Power point slides
50 page teacher guide with step by step instructions for each lesson, activity as well as background knowledge for each topic
15 student investigations
QR code activities
Cooperative learning opportunities
Cloze notes for students
Student Assessments with answer key