war of wingalings biomimicry

War of the Wingalings – lesson

It’s a bird, it’s a plane it’s a…. Superman?  Oh wait, people can’t fly, and they definitely don’t have super powers (except maybe my wife, but even her super powers don’t giver her flight).  As much as people want to be able to fly, it ain’t gonna happen folks.

That was the thinking until humans became smart enough to copy bird flight principles and invented airplanes, bestowing upon the world lost luggage and overpriced airport food.

So what are all these flight principles you speak of oh wise one?  If you missed the first flight lesson in this unit go check out the lesson “Flight Time”.

In this lesson kids will:

  • Observe birds in their natural habitat!
  • Compare bird and airplane flight
  • Learn about biomimicry and how it effects us every day

Time to Complete

1 hour lesson time

Concepts

Bird Vs. Airplane Biomimicry

Vocabulary

Biomimicry, high-lift wings, high-speed wings, high-aspect-ratio wings, elliptical wings

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