National Science Week flight special

Primary KLA:
Science and Technology
Secondary KLA:
Science
Educational levels:
Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8

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This resource contains lessons plans containing instructions and teachers' notes for fun experiments focusing on the science of flight. Try them in your classroom and watch Elliot and the Surfing Scientist tackle them on Roller-coaster. A wide ranges of activities with clear directions and illustrations based on a range of scientific principles.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(ST3-4WS) investigates by posing questions, including testable questions, making predictions and gathering data to draw evidence-based conclusions and develop explanations

(SC4-10PW) describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

(SC4-11PW) discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSIS088) Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks

(ACSIS105) Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks

(ACSSU117) Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object

(ACSSU118) Earth’s gravity pulls objects towards the centre of the Earth

(ACSIS125) Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed

(ACSSU155) Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems

(ACSIS140) Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed

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Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Flight, Convection
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Surfing Scientist
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Thursday, 12 November 2009

Resource ID: 1d0bcf30-848c-440e-9321-f2a8dc28284e