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Transport and Travel -  HELICOPTER PILOT



Helicopters: Explain that stuff!

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability



1. You are to form groups of 6 students and each student is to read one section from the following article Explain that Stuff: Helicopters [last updated January 2020].

Explain that stuff

2. Write down as many notes as you can. There might be a lot of information you don't understand. Write down the topics or facts you understand in one column and in another column those facts you don't understand.

3. All the students who have read section 1, join together to discuss. Once you have discussed this section, move facts over if you now understand from "Don't understand list" to "Understand" list. Retain your list of "Don't understand".

All students who have read sections 2 - 6, complete what section 1 students have done above. 

4. As a class, write down all the "Don't Understand" facts onto a piece of white butcher's paper. Ask the Physics teacher to come and explain what you don't understand. Or you might be lucky enough to have a helicopter pilot in your community to come and tell you about these facts.



Consider All Factors: Air Uber?

 High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability


1. Go to the Consider All Factors Analysis page to see what you need to do to carry out this activity. 

2. Individually, list all the factors presented in the following article from The Conversation 12 June 2019 Reading

The Conversation

3. Compare your list with a partner. Add to your list.

4. Create a small group [5 - 6 students]. Compare and add to your list.

5. As a class group, combine all groups' lists into a class group.

6. Discussion

As a class group, select 3 - 4 facts or topics to discuss.

7. As an individual, image you are one of the first passengers on Air Urber.

a. Describe your feelings and thoughts in detail.

b. Where will you go to?

c. How much would you expect to pay for your flight?


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