Lesson 3: A safe flight path
A question can be answered using a scientific process. Solving problems requires activities such as planning a course of action, collecting data, interpreting data, reaching a conclusion and communicating these activities.
Develop collaborative skills to design the extended investigation and communicate the design solutions to other groups.
New Information Presented
As described in the following activities
A Safe Flight Path
Balloon Altitude and Flight Time
The Importance of Data Storage (Note: Students may recommend the camera shoots in time lapse or video. It could be desirable to coordinate with other schools so that some are video and others are time lapse).
Remote Sensing – Land Use under the Flight Path
Atmospheric Investigations – Temperature and Pressure
Distance to the horizon
Note: This lesson is in two parts, the investigation and then presentation. It is likely that at least two 50 to 60 minute sessions will be needed for this activity. The teacher may need to give advice on the nature of the presentation (power point or some other presentation method).
In groups as described in the previous lesson, work through the designated exercise for each group.
Prepare a presentation as described.
Present presentation and discuss as a group.
Student Activities & Resources