Week 1 - Introduction to flight.
-- The history of flight.
----Montgolfier Brothers (density of hot air as compared to cold air)
----Wright Brothers (their significance in the world of aviation)
----Giant air ships and the Hindenburg disaster (hydrogen gas and its
-- Appropriate video can be shown of giant airships or the Hindenburg.
-- Building hot air balloons.
-- Research the advances in flight during World War I and II. (from the
biplane to the V2)
-- Build a density toy
-- cartesian diver
Worksheets / Home Work-
--History of flight.
Science Behind the History of Flight
The introduction and practicals (if the teacher wishes to conduct
them) can be done over two lessons. One lesson spent on the introduction
and the next on the practical
Concepts to be learned -
-- The relationship between the force of buoyancy and hot air balloons.
-- Density and its impact on buoyancy
-- Scientific advances and progress over the ages that have resulted in