Constructing a Terrarium

Learning Intention

Over the next two weeks we are going to build our own terrariums.

Success Criteria – you will know you have been successful when you can:

# Plan (draw,& label) three different terrarium ideas.

# Record the process of constructing the terrarium (Procedure – step by step)

# Modify your designs

# Evaluate your work.


Desert Terrarium

Tropical Terrarium

Parts of a Plane

Learning Intention:

Today you are going to learn the parts of a plane.


Success Criteria:

# Label your diagram correctly

# Learn name and identify part on plane

# Take photo of your work and upload to your blog:

  • Title Label the Airplane, Insert Image
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Label the airplane - answers


aileron – the hinged surfaces of the trailing edge of a wing (far from the body of the plane) that move up and down in order to roll the plane from side to side.
cockpit – where the pilots fly the plane, located at the front of the plane.
door – allows people to enter and exit the plane.
elevator – the movable part of the 2 horizontal parts of the tail section that moves up or down to help the plane remain level during flight (the elevator controls pitch) and helps control altitude.
fin – the vertical part of the rear of the tail. The rudder is located on the trailing edge of the fin.
flaps – the hinged, rear edge of a wing (located near the body of the plane); the flaps move downwards during takeoff and landing in order to increase the wing surface and therefore increase lift.
fuselage – the body of the airplane (excluding the wing and tail). Passengers and cargo are carried towards the rear of the fuselage.
jet engines – the part of the aircraft that provides the power for the flight.
landing gear – the retractible wheels fastened to the main part of the body (by struts) – it is used for landing and moving the plane around on the ground.
nose – the forward part of the plane.
nosewheel – the part of the landing gear located under the nose of the plane.
rudder – the vertical part of the tail; it can move left/right to stabilize the airplane during takeoffs and landings in strong wind or in crosswinds (it controls yaw).
slats – the hinged forward edge of a wing; the slats are used during takeoff and landing in order to increase the wing surface and therefore increase lift.
spoiler – small hinged plates located on the top surface of the wings; spoilers are used to slow an aircraft or help it descend by disrupting (spoiling) the flow of air around the wing, increasing the drag.
windows – sealed viewing portals, located along the sides of the plane.
wing – the airplane’s two wings produce lift as the plane moves through the air. The wings have four moveable controls: ailerons, flaps, slats, and spoilers.






Learning Intention:

Today we are going to learn how to design, construct and fly a paper plane.

Success Criteria:

# Construct a paper plane

# Fly the plane

Learning Intention: 

Today you will experience what it is like to have a really hard task to do.  

Success Criteria:

# Try your best

# Ask for help

# Break it down – step by step

Making paper planes




What did you find really interesting about this post?
What didn’t you find interesting in this post?
Have you made a paper plane before?

William’s Tutorial – paper plane

Technology 2

Learning Intention:

Today we will discuss, investigate, reflect and comment about aspects of flight.

Key success Criteria:

# Accurately label the forces of flight

# Accurately label the planes

# Reflect on the effectiveness of the ‘flight games’

# Write an interesting fact on the padlet

Categories of Planes

Picture of plane with four forces

Four forces of flight

Identify the descriptive words that are associated with these words

Use the link – (Categories of Planes) to assist you.

1) Lift – ?
2) Drag – ?
3) Weight – ?
4) Thrust – ?

Name the category of plane a-d (comments)

a) Picture of Seaplane

b)  Picture of Boeing 747

c)  Picture of Concorde Jet

d) Picture of Space Shuttle

Games to enhance your understanding

The Plane Game

The Engine Game

Word Scramble


Reflections on the game – 

  1. Which game was the best and why?
  2. Which game help you learn about flight?
  3. Which game didn’t you enjoy and why?




Blog Post – Leonardo da Vinci


Create a blog post about Leonardo’s contribution to modern day flight.

1485 Leonardo da Vinci – The Ornithopter

Leonardo da Vinci's Ornithopter

Leonardo da Vinci’s Ornithopter

Leonardo da Vinci made the first real studies of flight in the 1480’s. He had over 100 drawings that illustrated his theories on flight.

The Ornithopter flying machine was never actually created. It was a design that Leonardo da Vinci created to show how man could fly. The modern day helicopter is based on this concept.

Flying Machines