Different wing sizes and shapes allow fliers to have specific flight capabilities. Match birds and aircraft with similar capabilities.
Wings for flight
Different wing sizes and shapes allow fliers to have specific flight capabilities, such as gliding and manoeuvrability. Planes that have wings similar in shape and comparable size to wings of certain birds can achieve similar flight capabilities.
Look at the wings of the bird or aircraft in the image cards and move the image to the box that best represents a particular flight capability. Note: if the image card has not changed to a blue background, check it is fully within a box.
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The activity Observing wings for flight has information on each of the birds and aircraft and provides additional support in using this interactive.