Hours and Location

Flight

A blond boy with chin length hair and a black long sleeved top and black shorts sits at the controls of a Cesna aircraft.

How do aircraft fly? Through interactive demonstrations and hands-on experiments, students learn about the properties of air and the four key forces that get an airplane into the air and help keep it there.

Program Description

In this program, your students will conduct experiments exploring the properties of air, as they discover the four forces of flight. During an interactive, guided tour of the museum’s aircraft, students will observe and discuss shape, size, and choice of materials.

Students will examine the design of wings, engines, and propellers, then determine how these elements might affect the four forces of flight, as well as how the aircraft could be used. Students will also sit in the cockpit of the museum’s Cessna 150. As they operate the controls, they will learn about the various control surfaces, and how they affect the airplane. In addition, students will build and test paper gliders.

Curriculum Links

Ontario

Grade 6 (Science and Technology, 2022)

D. Structures and Mechanisms – Flight

Overall Expectations:
D1 – assess the environmental impact of flying machines
D2 – demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which properties of air
can be applied to the principles of flight and flying machines

Quebec

Elementary Cycles One and Two (Science and Technology)

Elementary Cycle 2

Material World – Matter – Mass and Weight
Systems and Interactions – Transportation technology
Techniques and Instrumentation – Design and manufacture of instruments etc.

Elementary Cycle 3

Material World – Forces and Motion – Pressure
Systems and Interactions – Transportation technology
Techniques and Instrumentation – Design and manufacture of instruments etc.

Teacher Tips

Prepare your class with these pre-visit activity suggestions. Make the most of your Museum outing with these tips to help plan your visit.

Fees

$8 per student, chaperones free (minimum fee of $160; maximum 28 students)
Includes Museum admission.

Reservations

Booking requests can be made through the School Programs Reservation Request Form.

You can also connect directly with our Customer Engagement Team:
Email: contact@IngeniumCanada.org
Phone: 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416

Program Details

AVIATION
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 6 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 - Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec).
Fee
$8 per student
Duration
120 minutes
Dates Offered
October 3, 2022 to June 23, 2023
Max Group Size
28
Program Location
At the Museum