Winglets in Nature

  • Library books on birds that soar and glide
  • Library books on aircraft that utilize winglets in their design
  • paper, pencils, and rulers

one Read and discuss the material in the Teacher's Text included in this lesson.

two Hand out the various books on gliding birds, and modern aircraft that utilize winglets to the different groups that will work on the reports.

three Walk around the classroom to answer questions as they come up from the various groups.

four Ask the student groups to compile their material and write down highlights to present to the class.

five As an extension you could ask the students to design and draw a new aircraft that would utilize the gliding abilities of the soaring birds.

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