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    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 below) 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 Referencing Hub articles