In this activity, students explore how flight has developed over time with discussion about trends and future possibilities.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • explain in a general way the historical development of flight and the present situation
  • describe the trends and drivers for this development
  • present a group project depicting ideas for possible future flight.

Download the Word file (see link above) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • student worksheet.

Useful links

In 2010, NASA awarded contracts to three teams to study advanced concept designs for aircraft that could take to the skies in the year 2025.
www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/features/flight_2025.html

    Published 13 September 2011