Gr.6 to CWHM

The Grade 6 students travelled to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum near Hamilton on December 3rd. They learned about the concept of lift, gravity, thrust and drag. Museum aircraft are viewed to show the principles of aerodynamics. Also the principles of roll, pitch and yaw are introduced to expand the concept of flight into the more complicated concept of controlling an aircraft when it is flying. Each student constructed a small styrofoam aircraft, modifying it with appropriate flight control surfaces to demonstrate the control surfaces that control roll, pitch and yaw. The field trip was an excellent way to cap of the Grade 6 Flight unit.