Children's literature connecting to Alberta Education science curriculum. Overview from Alberta Education:Students explore the characteristics of air and the
interaction between moving air and solids. They
learn that air is a compressible fluid, that it is
composed of many gases, and that moving air can
support solid materials in sustained flight. By
studying birds and airplanes, they learn a variety
of adaptations and designs that make flight
The science of flight and aerodynamics: Introduces students to the science of flight and aerodynamics. Students now learn about lift, gravity, thrust and drag -- the four forces that make it possible for an airplane to fly. Our two hosts also examine Bernoulli's principle, Newton's Third Law of Motion, the Angle of Attack, natural and man-made objects that use airfoils and how a pilot controls the airplane. Students learn about the history of flight in Canada.
FICTION:In Mayda, a post-apocalyptic city off the coast of Portugal, a brilliant young engineer and a mysterious recluse race to build a flying machine, unaware that powerful enemies will kill to possess, or destroy, their new technology. Gr.8 and up.
Kite dynamics: Soar to new heights with kites you design and build yourself! This amazing modular system allows you to configure kites in dozens of different ways. Learn about lift, drag, Bernoulli's principle, and the physics of flying kites.
In this take-off on the Sleeping Beauty story, two bored boys awake before others in an enchanted castle and set off to find a handsome prince, only to end up with an ingenious inventor named Daniel Bournelli. Includes a note on the real Bournelli.
FICTION:Recruited by the Air Force after hacking into a classified military training program, Neil Andertol and his video game buddies pilot what they believe to be an Air Force simulator to find a missing jet and rescue two endangered pilots.
FICTION:In a country far away, a new invention--the mechanical mousetrap--has caused all the mice but one to flee to America. Now stranded in a dangerous country, the last mouse decides to build a plane and fly to the land of freedom.