Preschool and elementary school

From the Air

Elementary cycle 3
  • The whole school year
  • From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Have your students ever dreamed of flying an airplane? Have they ever asked you how airplanes fly? From the Air is for you! The activity adopts a guidance-oriented approach with a role play where students become aviation workers. Using recycled materials, they build an aircraft engine and test it in our wind tunnels. Multimedia show + flight simulator = guaranteed success!

  • icone Duration : 1:30
  • icone $5
  • groupe Accessible to groups
  • icone 30 students

During this activity:

  • Discover the different aviation trades
  • Test the principles of physics (lift, aerodynamics)
  • Design a flying machine and test it in a wind tunnel

Subject areas and competencies

Subject areas

Science and Technology



To propose explanations for or solutions to scientific or technological problems. To make the most of scientific and technological tools, objects and procedures

To interpret short scenes

Progression of learning

Forces and motion: pressure, combined effects of several forces on an object. To become familiar with the roles and functions of scientific and technological tools, techniques, instruments and procedures

To become familiar with the dramatic content of the scene

Cross-curricular competencies

To communicate appropriately, exercise critical judgment and solve problems

Taken from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur’s Québec Education Program

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