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Lesson Plan

Flying Things

Summary: 
Dramatic activities on force, motion and energy, making things that fly by various means.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Physics: Motion and Forces, Newton’s Laws, Gravity (K, 2, 6)
Physics: Energy forms, Conservation of Energy (1, 3, 4, 5)
Curriculum connection (2005 science topic): 
Physical Science: Force and Motion (grade 1)
Physical Science: Forces and Simple Machines (grade 5)
Physical Science: Chemistry (grade 7)
Procedure: 

Do a selection of the activities.
Tie together with discussions on force and what makes them fly.

Notes: 

JEMZ day-long workshop included trips to local parks to try out the flying things that were made. Hoopster, Shooter, Helicopter and launcher, tin can catapult, stomp rocket, baking soda rocket (mini and demonstration), coke and mentos.
Dorothy Lynas did tin can catapult with discussion of the chain of forces, film canister rocket then baking soda rocket demonstration.

Grades tested: 
Gr 4
Gr 5
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Taj Badesha
Site tested: 
Dorothy Lynas Elementary
JEMZ+ After school science
Lesson plan originally developed and delivered: 

JEMZ