Creative Flight Project


Curricular Ties:



Hmmm, don’t you think that the earliest Humans were jealous of the way birds could fly? in fact, has much changed over the preceding centuries?

Birds are amazing.

We have paintings of them made by Neanderthals and early Homo sapiens-

Image source

Image source


There are soooooo many people all over the world who love watching birds.  Here’s a guy of has taken some wonderful slow-motion videos of birds in flight.   Take a look and imagine yourself trying to glean information from the birds to try and conquer gravity and build your own ornithopter.

Leonardo Da Vinc Dreamed of Flying


We had to fall over and over and over before we got it right.


When I was you we were taught that the first powered flight was accomplished but the Wright brothers in 1903.  Now it has been shown that in 1901 Gustav Whitehead  was actually the first to fly(so long Orville and Wilbur Wright)

Gustave Whitehead – Pioneer Aviator (Article)



PDF of flying machines old and new


Top 10 Best Fighter Jets In The World 2017

Project criteria:

In this project, you will need to conceive and build a sculpture, which relates to the history of flight. Anything that your wonderful brains and imaginations can come up with… the SKY’S the limit! I will show you all the different types of materials that I have for you to use.


20 thumbnail Sketches            10
3 sided draft                            20
Sculpture                                100