Materials List: Bird Flight Adaptations: Inspiration for Aeronautical Engineering

  1. Each student needs a copy of the bird flight handout.
  2. Each student needs access either to hard copies of the supporting articles or computer internet access.
  3. The video preview is available online and can either be viewed at computers or projected onto a screen for classroom viewing. The full length video can be purchased at the link listed below.
  4. It is visually helpful, although not essential, to have various bird feathers available with a dissecting microscope to allow students to see the structure of a feather.
https://www.teachengineering.org/activities/view/van_biomimicry_activity5