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A museum employee showing the cockpit of an aircraft to a visiting child

Prepare for takeoff! In this Virtual Field Trip, students will explore the properties of air and the four forces of flight that help aircraft get in the air, and stay there. On a virtual tour of the museum, they will observe and discuss the relationship between the shape, size, and choice of materials used to build aircraft from 1909 to today. A downloadable glider with adjustable control surfaces is also available, so students can conduct some flight tests of their own!

Note: This program is virtual, via Zoom.

Curriculum Links

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Grade 6 Science and Technology — Understanding Structures and Mechanisms Elementary Cycle 1 Science and Technology — Material World
    Elementary Cycle 2 Science and Technology — Material World

Teacher Information

An educator from the museum will connect with your classroom using videoconferencing software, and interact with the students throughout the session. 

After you book your program, we will send you any additional information including any supplies you/your students could use to maximize your experience. Please watch for an email from our programs team!


Booking requests can be made through our Virtual Field Trip Reservation Request Form.

You can also connect directly to our Customer Relations team:

Phone: 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416

Program Details

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Grade Level:
Grade 6 (Ontario), Elementary Cycle 2 - Elementary Cycle 3 (Quebec).
60 minutes
Dates Offered
Available to December 17, 2021
Max Group Size
Program Location
At Your School