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The Sky Was The Limit - Aviation in World War 1
9 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Planes flying high above the trenches of World War I aided ground troops for the first time in battle. Scholars analyze the use of aircraft in warfare for the first time in a video on the Great War. They investigate how newly formed...
Building-Testing-Improving Paper Airplanes: Head's Up!
5th - 7th CCSS: Designed
Take foldables to all new heights. Pupils build and fly different types of paper airplanes in the 14th portion of a 22-part unit on aviation. Groups collect data on distance and flight time for each plane and compare the data from the...
African Americans in Aviation: The 1940s- A Decade of Change
5th - 12th
Young scholars investigate African Americans in aviation. In this primary resources lesson, students examine primary resources to research the history of African American in aviation. Young scholars answer two research questions and...
Equal and Opposite Thrust in Aircraft: You're a Pushover!
7th - 9th CCSS: Designed
It's the law—every action requires a reaction, no matter how small. Pupils experience two demonstrations of Newton's third law of motion as it relates to thrust in the 10th segment of a 22-part unit on flight. Using their mathematical...
Flight Dreams - Folding into Flight
Pre-K - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
Combine measurement, following directions, physics, and art with one fun activity. Learners read a set of instruction to create three different kinds of paper airplanes. They measure, fold, and fly the planes, and record data and answer...
What are Those Things on Airplanes' Wings?
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Why do airplane wings curve up at the ends? Here's a video that introduces viewers to winglets, the curved ends of airplane wings. It begins with an introduction to how airplane wings give both lift and drag then explains the vortex and...
Problem Set F Resolving 3-Plane Traffic Conflicts by Changing Speed Teacher Guide with Answer Sheets
5th - 9th CCSS: Adaptable
Get three planes to line up safely. Individuals work through a set of problems to eliminate spacing conflicts between three airplanes in flight. The pupils use their knowledge to change the airplanes' speed or route to meet a...