Lesson plan

Flying Things

Dramatic activities on force, motion and energy, making things that fly by various means.
Science content
Physics: Motion and Forces, Newton’s Laws, Gravity (K, 2, 6)
Physics: Energy forms, Conservation of Energy (1, 3, 4, 5)

Do a selection of the activities.
Tie together with discussions on force and what makes them fly.


JEMZ day-long workshop included trips to local parks to try out the flying things that were made. Hoopster, Shooter, Helicopter and launcher, tin can catapult, stomp rocket, baking soda rocket (mini and demonstration), coke and mentos.
Dorothy Lynas did tin can catapult with discussion of the chain of forces, film canister rocket then baking soda rocket demonstration.

Grades taught
Gr 4
Gr 5