The Science Learning Hub is developed by educators and teachers in collaboration with New Zealand scientists to provide resources for teachers of students up to year 10. It is funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and managed by the University of Waikato.
Exciting news! We’re reloading all our heritage scientists so they will work on tablets.
Nuclear chemist Athol Rafter and paleontologist Joan Wiffen will be converted soon.
Even though birds fly and people have always been able to observe them, it still took thousands of years to work out how to fly. Many things can become airborne, but how do they? What flies? What does it mean to fly?
In this activity, students discuss what things can fly and how this happens. They work towards identifying some key characteristics of flight.