In the CSI: Flight School Forces of Flight game, students will learn about basic plane mechanics and the physics that make aircraft flight possible, including the forces of lift, weight, drag, and thrust. In the game, students will build their own airplanes by selecting from a variety of plane bodies, wings and engines. After selecting these parts, students will try flying their planes to see if they are built properly. If planes succeed or fail, students will learn why these scenarios happened, and they will be presented with more chances to continue building.
In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students will use BrainPOP resources (including two online games) to explore the properties and physics of flight. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »