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182 resources with the concept flight

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Paper Airplane Competition

For Teachers 6th - 8th
The guidelines for holding a paper airplane competition are here for you to use with junior high flight engineers. No educational explanations are included, however, so make sure to teach about forces, flight, and Bernoulli's principle...
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Flying with Pythagoras

For Teachers 7th - 10th
A lengthy narrative about Pythagoras and his students precedes an activity in which your young mathematicians practice using the Pythagorean theorem to solve three problems about flight and distance. Answers are provided. 
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Sculptures from the Skies

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research the design of the aircraft used by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. They design a sculpture of aircraft using recycled materials.
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New Perspectives

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders imagine they are getting ready to "take off." They may imagine themselves in any type of aircraft or spaceship. They may then sketch themselves as passengers anticipating this moment.
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Flying Too Close to the Sun

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the myth of Icarus and his father and discuss the associated metaphor. They view the work of a number of artists and create a painting depicting the myth.
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The Art of Flying: Insects

For Teachers K - 3rd
Pupils study insects. They examine how insect wings operate and make a model airplane that mimics the way insect wings operate as the insect is flying. They compare and contrast different kinds of insect wings and color a page of insects...
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Principles of Flight: Flying Paper Airplanes

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students investigate ways to enhance an object's flying ability.  In this model construction lesson plan, students construct two paper airplanes, one of which is twice as big as the first.  Students compare and contrast the two separate...
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Things That Fly

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students locate images of two things that fly on the Internet and print them. They develop graphic organizers to compare and contrast the two images and exhibit the images along with the organizers in a classroom gallery.
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Physics of a Slingstone: Slingstones in flight

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students gain a better understanding of the technology used by ancient Chamorros.  In this physics lesson students theorize ways to forcefully throw a fist-sized object and discuss the technology behind a slingstone.
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The Red Pony, Chrysanthemums, and Flight by John Steinbeck

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 12 short answer and essay questions based on the 3 stories by John Steinbeck. Students may also access an online quiz on the selection using the link at the...
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The Red Pony, Chrysanthemums, and Flight by John Steinbeck

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions based on The Red Pony, Chrysanthemums, and Flight by John Steinbeck. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Exploring Aerodynamics

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore aerodynamics. In this aerodynamics instructional activity, students study the flight patterns of three paper airplanes and discover the underlying principles of aerodynamics. Resources and grade level modifications are...
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Inventors and Inventions 2:Air and Space

For Teachers K - 5th
Students fly their own paper airplanes. In this flight lesson, students create paper airplanes and see whose plane will fly the farthest. They discuss what factors affect the flight and attempt to create a plane that will go farther. 
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Celebrating 100 Years of Flight

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners research the history of flight from the past 100 years. In this flight lesson, students read articles about the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and Space Shuttle astronauts. They pretend to be a newspaper reporter and do a...
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Flying the Friendly Skies

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students discover the power of wind by flying a glider.  In this weather lesson, students describe their thoughts on wind and practice using weather related vocabulary.  Students construct model gliders in class and attempt to fly them...
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Classify Machines that Fly!

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore flight and the dichotomous key. In this flight instructional activity, 8th graders gain understanding of the dichotomous key and create one of their own. Students then use their dichotomous key to classify types of...
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Principles of Flight: Bernoulli's Lift

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discover how air pressure effects flight.  In this physics activity, students create two types of airplane wings so they can observe the way air pressure creates lift.  Students utilize a printout to create the airplane wings.
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Controlling Flight: Rudders, Ailerons, and Elevators

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create paper gliders and check for flight distance and time. In this flight lesson, 5th graders create a paper glider from the attached worksheet and adjust the rudder, aileron, and elevator. They see how these adjustments...
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An Uplifting Experience

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders conduct flight experiments.  In this uplifting experience instructional activity, 5th graders build an airfoil and place in a variety of conditions to observe the results of lift and force in flight, as well as angle of...
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Boomerangs Keep Coming Back

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students investigate the flight of paper boomerangs. In this flight lesson, students examine the flight variables of paper boomerangs, which they make, by investigating the concepts of lift and drag. They examine what happens when an...
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Making the "best" airplane

For Students 4th - 6th
In this airplane worksheet, students compare the mass of an airplane to the mass of a paper clip airplane to see if the mass determines the best flight. Students complete 5 trials for each.
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Principles Of Flight: Wings That Spin

For Teachers K - 1st
Learners discover how flight is possible.  For this physics lesson, students investigate the properties of a blimp and gyro-copter, comparing rotating wings and fixed wings of aircraft.  Learners create their own model aircraft and...
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Things that Fly

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore things that fly.  In this cross curriculum physics lesson, students generate a list of things that fly, locate images on the Internet, and share their pictures.  Students complete a graphic organizer to compare and...
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If Peter Pan Can Fly, Why Can't I?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students redesign a human, using data in research, so that s/he can fly. For this flying lesson, students examine the characteristics and adaptations of groups of animals that can fly.  Using this research, students work cooperatively to...