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PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT & KITE FLYING

PRINCIPLES OF FLIGHT & KITE FLYING
January 29, 2018 David Todd

Engage students in the mystery of flight at Kortright Centre.

students fly kites at Kortright Centre

To gain a better understanding of thrust, drag, lift, and weight in flight, students view a mounted bird specimen and examine the different parts of a bird associated with flight (wings, tail, muscle placement, bones).

Hands-on experiments assist students in identifying the properties of air in relation to flight and learn how Bernoulli’s principle works.

While outside on the Kortright trails, students will investigate how seeds use flight for dispersal, and use anemometers to measure wind direction and speed. Students fly kites provided by the Kortright Centre to put theory into action!

Preparation:
Programs always have an outdoor component. Groups should dress for the conditions on the day of their visit. Before your visit, please discuss the importance of dressing appropriately for outdoor activities. On days of inclement weather the program will be modified to include some indoor activities along with the outdoor components.

Availability:
Half Day, April to October

Curriculum Connections:

  • Science and Technology: Structures and Mechanisms – Flight (Grade 6)
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