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High flyers: Building a glider with everyday materials
Throughout all four lessons, pupils follow the five stages of the Engineer design process – ASK, IMAGINE, PLAN, CREATE and IMPROVE.
The preparatory lesson is aimed at raising awareness of how engineering contributes to our daily lives in ways that are not always obvious.
Lesson 1 sets the scene and introduces the problem as well as some basic information about gliders including how they are launched.
In Lesson 2, pupils explore the science of flight and conduct investigations into the materials that they will be using to build the gliders.
In Lesson 3, the pupils put their knowledge to the test. Using the materials they investigated in lesson 2 pupils build their gliders and test them to see if they fit the criteria.
In Lesson 4, pupils reflect on their learning and communicate their findings to the children who set them the challenge.
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