Description of the Project
Throughout the first quarter of Grade 5 students work on map skills.
At the end of the quarter, to reinforce these skills, students did the
Flight Simulation from Interact.
They worked in teams to fly in a race across an imaginary continent
and to record what happened to them. Specific skills that were focused
on included map symbols, distance and scale and latitude and longitude.
Here are the flight plans and diary entries from four of the teams, Con
Air, Blue Sky, Green Marines & Green Hawks together with their
evaluation of the simulation.
In addition to their flight slimulation, the Grade 5 students made a
trip to the Amsterdam aviodome in 1998 and 1999. Here are some photographs
from those visits.
During the 1999-2000 academic year students have been researching important
figures in the history of flight as well as experimenting with paper
aeroplanes and kite-building
to discover more about the dynamics of flight.
External resources. Three excellent reference sites are
Aeronautics Learning Laboratory's History
of Aeronautics, AeroNet and
Through the Ages, two award-winning entries from the ThinkQuest
contest. All of these sites offer visitors lots of interesting
information and photographs about the history of flight. Surfing
the Net with Kids: Kite Report includes links to Kite
does a Kite Fly? Professor
Kite and more. Also visit Kite
Project: ThinkQuest'99 Entry from the Netherlands
Team Reports : Grade 5 Social
Pilot: Yoo Sung