Learning objects Rotocopters

TLF ID M016727

This resource contains lessons plans containing instructions and teachers' notes for a lesson that can be part of a unit on flight or used as a great motivating activity to foster positive attitudes. The clear and explicit instructions are a good example of a procedural text. The notes also provide a clear explanation of the scientific ideas behind the demonstration. Students could try changing some of the variables and see the effect on the flight.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource addresses science inquiry skills and understandings related to the physical sciences of the Australian Curriculum for years 4, 7 and 8 science students.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • Science
  • Technologies

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Surfing Scientist
  • Organization: ABC - Surfing Scientist
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.