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    Different wing sizes and shapes allow fliers to have specific flight capabilities. Match birds and aircraft with similar capabilities.

    Wings for flight

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    Soaring

      Speed

        Gliding

          Havering

            Manoeuvering

              Endurance

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                Published 16 February 2021 Referencing Hub media

                Different wing sizes and shapes allow fliers to have specific flight capabilities, such as gliding and manoeuvrability. Planes that have wings similar in shape and comparable size to wings of certain birds can achieve similar flight capabilities.

                Look at the wings of the bird or aircraft in the image cards and move the image to the box that best represents a particular flight capability. The activity Observing wings for flight has information on each of the birds and aircraft and provides additional support in using this interactive.

                Use the DOWNLOAD EXERCISE button for a PDF of the diagram and cards.