2003 Flight Forecast

2003 Flight Forecast

The Effect of Wind on Flight
Or...How we were blown off course!

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A Discovery Lesson for Preschool Children

Goal: to discover relationships between weather and flight


A) to brainstorm various objects that fly

B) to construct various objects that fly and test their capacity to fly under various weather conditions—specifically, wind.

C) to develop questions and ideas that will help us to explore what changes could be made to minimize the impact of wind on flying objects.


National Science Education Content Standards
[K-4] Content Standard A: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry; Understanding about scientific inquiry.
[K-4] Content Standard B: Properties of objects and matter; Position and motion of objects.
[K-4] Content Standard E: Abilities of technological design; Understanding about science and technology

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
[Pre-K-2] Number and Operations Standard: Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.
[Pre-K-2] Measurement Standard: Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement.

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