Objectives The students will 1. Identify different engine styles including rotors, propellers, and jet engines by matching
various aircraft to their corresponding engines. 2. Discuss differences in air travel associated with at least three different aircraft types.
Standards Position and motion of objects Form and function Objects in the sky Properties of objects Abilities of technological design
Description The engine terms activity is an additional hands-on activity designed for use with the right-side panel of Johnny’s airport adventure storyboard. The three aircraft shown on this panel illustrate basic engine designs that students can identify and label. Cutouts of the matching engines and labels have been supplied for this purpose.
Time Requirements 15 minutes
Materials Storyboard Tape or sticky tack Labels Commercial plane Helicopter Private plane Cutouts Jet engine Rotors Propellers
Place storyboard in an area easily accessible to students.
Have students draw their attention to the right-side panel of the storyboard.
Ask students to identify and discuss differences in the three aircraft. The teacher may want to ask, What different uses do these aircraft have? What type of passengers might they carry? Where are their engines located? Do they look the same?
Johnny’s Airport Adventure