Resources

Fun and educational material free to download and use

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Click on each of the links below for a downloadable Pdf file.

A huge amount of time and dedication goes in to all of our programs and resources. All are provided free for educational use, and may be freely shared provided acknowledgement to the the original source is provided.

 

 

 


Sci-Fly Program Worksheets

Paper Plane Instructions

Paper planes are great fun for kids and big kids alike. One of our popular Sci-Fly session challenges is for students to use their new knowledge of aircraft control surfaces, to modify a standard paper plane design into an aerobatic stunt plane. Why not download this set of instructions to get you started.

Paper Helicopter Sheets

Six paper helicopters per sheet, just print, cut and fold. For upper-primary school students we also recommend extending this into an investigation, to see how the mass added to the helicopter (by way of paper-clips) alters its rate of decent and speed of rotation. What happens then if you shorten the blades?

Aircraft Terminology and the Phonetic Alphabet

Take a detailed look at a single engine Piper Warrior and find out what each of the major features are called. What action (pitch, roll, or yaw) do the ailerons, rudder and elevator each control, and what do the flaps actually do? Also included on this sheet is the full phonetic alphabet, which anyone using an aviation radio must know off by heart.

Aircraft Instrument Panel

The six primary flight instruments, that provide the pilot with critical aircraft information. The "pilots six-pack" includes the airspeed indicator, artificial horizon, altimeter, turn coordinator, directional gyro, and vertical speed indicator. As part of our workshops we also go through in detail how to read each of these instruments with our junior aviators.


Year 10 Physics - Forces and Motion

Developed by Sci-Fly STEM Outreach for WAI Australia, and funded by the Growing Tall Poppies Program, these resources are provided for educational use across Australia and beyond. A series of six curriculum matched Year 10 Physics lessons, ready to go, including quiz questions and mini pracs.

1) Speed, Velocity and Acceleration

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3) Newton's Laws of Motion

4) Work and Energy

5) Efficiency and Power

6) Momentum and Collisions


Water Bottle Rockets

This document has been designed as an assessment task for Y10 Physics, complete with student worksheets and theory questions based around Forces and Motion. It can be used in its own right, or as a supplement to the Year 10 Physics lessons which are also available to download.

WAI Aviation Education Activity Kit

Shared with permission from Women in Aviation International, enclosed are activities that explore various facets of aviation from the aerodynamics of flight to aircraft parts and aviation terms. All activities have been tested and are best suited to upper primary and middle school students, they are however appropriate for all ages.

My Model Plane

Want a miniature glider version of your favourite aircraft? My Model Plane are a Melbourne based company, who produce miniature flying paper construction kits, available to purchase through their store. For the added personal touch, you also have option to put your call sign or registration on the fuselage.

Where material has been developed by Sci-Fly STEM Outreach, several years of in school experience has been combined to produce the content. From profession reading and curriculum development to informal discussions and impromptu learning moments. We thus acknowledge everyone who may have contributed to this pool of knowledge. If for any reason you feel any content has been used unfairly please let us know and we will either immediately remove it, or add the correct acknowledgement upon notification.

All artwork used in material developed by Sci-Fly STEM Outreach has been produced especially for this purpose by artist Saran Kim.