A WebQuest for Grade Six

Designed by:

Kara Kline

July 23, 2003


Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion 


There are thousands of airplanes flying around our world daily. Did you ever stop to wonder where flight all started and low a plane can actually get up off the ground in the first place?  In the webquest, we will look at these two questions.


The Task

Your task for this webquest will be to complete a flight worksheet.  This worksheet will cover history of flight, the forces of flight and the parts of an aircraft.


The Process

  1.  You must first obtain a copy of the Flight Worksheet.  You will be writing your answers to these questions on looseleaf.
  2. The necessary links are all below for the task.  Be sure that you are clicking on the correct link for whatever part you happen to be working on.

            History of Flight - Section A

            History of Flight - Section B

            History of Flight - Section C

            Forces of Flight

            Parts of a Plane



Evaluation for this webquest will be based on the completion of the Flight Worksheet.  It is expected that questions will be answered in complete sentences.




"High Flight"

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.