Investigating things with wings
What is flight? People have different ideas about what flies. In this context, we explore winged flight through birds, planes, gliders, hang-gliders and kites.
Finding your way around
There are several different ways to discover the site's resources and their related content, along with ideas for grouping them for teaching opportunities:
- The collections contain groups of related resources about Flight.
- The printable context overview will assist teachers to find pathways through this context and to plan lessons and units of work.
Bar-tailed godwits can fly non-stop further than any other known bird. This recent discovery excited ornithologists around the world. Dr Phil Battley and Jesse Conklin from Massey University have...
Hang-gliders are unpowered aircraft. While powered aircraft use their own power source (motor and propeller or jet turbine) to stay up, hang-gliders require air movement to stay aloft. Read about...
How do birds fly? Birds have many features, besides wings, that work together to enable them to fly. The four forces of flight – weight, lift, drag and thrust – affect the flight of birds.
Dr Phil Battley, from Massey University, shares his amazing discovery that godwits make...
This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Flight....
Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...
This collection contains a wide variety of resources and information about Flight, which supports the resources in the other collections.
Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring Flight.
An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about Flight and...