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Movement in the Air : Question 1
Name: Class:
School: Date:

Study the information in the table and answer the questions which follow it.

Bird

Surface area of wings
in cm3

Total mass
in g

Falcon

900

800

Pheasant

1300

1400

Eagle

6500

350

 

QUESTION

SPACE FOR YOUR ANSWER

Load for the falcon (g/cm3) =

 

Load for the pheasant (g/cm3) =

 

Load for the eagle (g/cm3) =

 

(b) Which bird has the lightest load?

 

(c) The eagle is able to glide high in the sky but the pheasant can only fly low over the trees. Can you suggest a reason for this?

   

 

 

 

 

 

(d) Give the name of a bird which you think might have

(i) a greater wing load

 

(ii) a smaller wing load

 

than the three birds mentioned above.