Need an angle of attack to teach students science and technology concepts? Just don your aviator glasses and have your students build the Pitsco Sky Eagle model airplane powered by rubber bands. Then, this guide’s activities will help them understand forms of energy, aerodynamic forces, initial velocity, how to design to achieve specific kinds of performance, and more.
The Model Airplanes Teacher’s Guide contains NGSS, CCSSM, CCSSELA, ITEEA, and NSTA standards addressed; teacher and student instructions for a variety of math, science, and engineering activities; pretests and posttests; resource pages; and puzzles. Contains separate activities for middle school and high school students.
Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Model Airplanes – Getting Started Package, Timber Cutter, scissors, hobby knife, ruler, digital scale, tape measure, stopwatch, protractor, straight pins, modeling clay, glue stick, and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.
The printed version of the Model Airplanes Teacher’s Guide is available for purchase, or you can download a digital copy for free here.