Adapatations for Bird Flight - Inspiration for Aeronautical Engineering

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It's a bird, it's a ... device made to mimic birds. The eighth installment of a nine-part module has pupils read various articles to learn about bird flight. They consider the implications for aeronautical engineering.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If possible, have an ornithologist bring in examples of feathers and give a presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should have familiarity with biomimicry from the previous lesson
  • It is helpful if individuals have basic knowledge of flight (drag, thrust, lift, gravity)
Pros

  • Directions are clear and easy to understand
  • Includes worksheet in document form, allowing for additions or subtractions to content
Cons

  • None
Common Core