Science - Gr.6 Online Interactives

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Canadian Aviation Through Time site description for Canadian Aviation Through Time
Explore a timeline of Canadian aviation, by era, year and theme. Be sure to visit the mini-exhibits, filled with images and additional information. 
https://ingeniumcanada.org/aviation/microsites/en/timeline/index.ph
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A Matter of Life and Death site description for A Matter of Life and Death
A Matter of Life and Death is an interactive game that looks at how an airplane was used to prevent a 1929 diptheria epidemic in Little Red River, Alberta. This activity is based on the real-life journey of Wop May and Vic Horner. 
http://casmuseum-microsites.techno-science.ca/fr/coups_d_ailes/stor
y.php?lang=en

 
How Wings Work site description for How Wings Work
Explore the airfoils in these four historic aircraft in our collection to see how wings work! 
http://howthingsfly.si.edu/media/how-wings-work

 
How Things Fly: Forces of Flight site description for How Things Fly: Forces of Flight
In this interactive, you experiment with the forces of flight and design an airplane that flies faster or higher. 
http://howthingsfly.si.edu/media/forces-flight?skipintro=true

 
Engineer a Jetliner site description for Engineer a Jetliner
Experience the engineering design process as an aerospace engineer assigned to design and test an airplane. Determine which wing and engine configuration is best suited to each mission. Find airworthy, low-cost, and fuel-efficient designs. Consider a range of different wing and engine design solutions... 
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/aeroeng-sci-eng-engdesign
/engineer-a-jetliner/#.WOUvvPkrKW8

 
Airplane Anatomy: Helping Orville and Wilbur Assemble the 1903 Flyer site description for Airplane Anatomy: Helping Orville and Wilbur Assemble the 1903 Flyer
This activity is from the Smithsonian's online exhibit about Wilbur and Orville Wright and their inventions. You will have to put together the first "flying machine".  
https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/class
roomActivities/k-3_flash.html

 
Engineering the Wright Way site description for Engineering the Wright Way
Can you build a plane? First, go to the Wrights' workshop and try some of the tools and tests the Wrights used for bicycle manufacturing and engineering. Design and fly the world's flying machine. Once you've designed the aircraft, you can take it to Kitty Hawk and test it in a 3D flight simulation!... 
http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/wright-brothers/online/worksh
op/index.html

 
Pilot the Wright Brothers' Flyer site description for Pilot the Wright Brothers' Flyer
Use this animated diagram of the Wright brothers 1903 Flyer to find out how they controlled the plane during the first flight by a "heavier than air" aircraft. 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/wright/flye-flash.html

 
The Thrill of Flight site description for The Thrill of Flight
This is an interactive site that takes students through through a variety of hangers which contain information and activities about flight. 
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/setf/HTML/StudentResource/source
/topic_one.html

 
Flight Simulator site description for Flight Simulator
This flight simulation reacts to your choices for the, elevator, ailerons, throttle and rudder. Click on the Help button to get the explanation for each control. Now, can you fly this plane? 
http://johnbenzies.com/flightsim/

 
Spitfire HF9 TD314 Cockpit site description for Spitfire HF9 TD314 Cockpit
Explore the cockpit of this Spitfire airplane used in WWII. Hover over the dials to learn about them. You can drag down, up and to the sides to explore more of the plane. 
https://www.haraldjoergens.com/panoramas/spitfire-td314/files/

 
Airmadillos site description for Airmadillos
Choose the setting and type of aircraft. Then, you will have to choose the best wind speed and angle to make your aircraft fly. 
http://mrnussbaum.com/flash/airmadillos4.swf
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