Science - Gr.6 Online Interactives

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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!

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.

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...

Gas Filled Balloons site description for Gas Filled Balloons
How do hot air balloons work? This short video explains how balloonists use hydrogren, helium and sandbags to get these units in the air and back down.

Wing Warping site description for Wing Warping
The Wright brothers developed a unique control system for their airplanes. This video uses a replica to demonstrate how the Wrights controlled the aircraft and warped the wings to control roll.

Inside the Wright Brothers' Engine site description for Inside the Wright Brothers' Engine
This 2-minute video gives you a look inside the engine that powered the Wright Brothers' first airplane. See how a simple engine works from the inside out with this cut-away replica.

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".

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!...

Flight Adventure's Flight School site description for Flight Adventure's Flight School
Learn about the forces of flight using a FPG-9 glider. (In the case of this experiment, a paper plate.)

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.

PBS: Getting Airborne site description for PBS: Getting Airborne
Find out how air moving over and under a wing manages to lift a plane into the sky. Also, compare modern airfoil shapes to see, for example, what makes one shape ideal for a fighter jet and another for a cargo plane.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.
Displaying 17 Great Resources