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136 resources with the keyterm flight

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May the Force Be With You: Lift

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Get the class up and going with a lesson that discusses how airplane wings provide lift. Pupils use their knowledge of Bernoulli's Principle to develop an explanation of how it creates lift on airplane wings.
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Equal and Opposite Thrust in Aircraft: You're a Pushover!

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
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...
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Balsa Glider Competition

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Change one variable and try again. Teams build basic balsa gliders and collect data on their flight distances and times. Through collaboration, the team decides on two modifications to make to the basic design and collect data for the...
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Sensational Flights!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
What would it be like to have the power of flight? Let your class's imagination fly with a photography project, which includes a narrative writing component. After planning what they want a mural on flight to look like, kids work...
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Future Flights: Imagine Your Own Flying Machines!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
What will flying look like in the future? The 21st lesson in a 22-part unit on aviation reviews the major aspects of the lesson. Pupils brainstorm ideas of a future flying machine.
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Will It Fly?

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Go fly a kite, then fly a plane! The 19th part of a 22-part unit on aviation looks at the way kites and gliders help aid in the understanding of flight. Pupils discuss how engineers used kites to influence airplane designs.
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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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May the Force Be With You: Drag

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Do not let friction drag you down! The 11th segment in a series of 22 focuses on the fourth force acting upon an airplane—drag. Pupils learn about the effects and causes of drag.
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Wright Again: 100 Years of Flight

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Aspiring aeronautical engineers demonstrate different forces as they construct and test paper airplanes. This lesson plan links you to a website that models the most effective paper airplane design, an animation describing the forces...
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The Airplane

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners demonstrate the Bernoulli Principle, review the influences that affected the Wright Brothers, and make and modify paper airplanes. This amazing lesson plan has an excellent structure, and very clear plans for the students to...
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Celebrating 100 Years of Flight

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Participate in the 100th anniversary of the first flight. In groups, learners use the internet to research the roles the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart played in promoting the use of flight. They use the information to write and...
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Full of Hot Air

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners explore physics by reading a story with their class. In this flight activity, students read the book Full of Hot Air and discuss the possibilities of flight without wings or an engine. Learners define vocabulary terms from the...
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What's Your Angle?

For Students 5th - 6th
In this flight worksheet, students read a passage describing wing shape and the Bernoulli Principle. Students cut and paste 4 wing shapes with the correct descriptions of the flight of different birds.
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Energy Problem Set

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars calculate the potential energy of a glider, the kinetic energy of a moving glider and the change in velocity when potential energy changes to kinetic energy.
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Happy 100th Birthday Airplane

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students research the Wright Brothers and their plane. In this airplane history lesson plan, students use a hotlist of sites to research and create an airplane. A question is provided for each site.
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Single Event Upsets in Aircraft Avionics

For Students 9th - 11th
In this aircraft avionics activity, science fans read about the first unmanned air vehicle that collects data about the Earth and is subject to damage by cosmic ray showers. Pupils analyze two graphs of data showing the neutron flux vs....
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Rescue Mission Game

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students conduct probability experiments.  In this rescue mission instructional activity, sudents play a game and collect statistical data.  They organize and interpret the data and determine the probability of success.  Students plot...
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The Physics of Flight

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Three activities allow young flight engineers to understand the 4 principles of flight (weight, lift, thrust, and drag), to construct a glider, and to create a propeller. Multicultural history and literature are integrated by reading...
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Space Flight Simulation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers engage in the study of flight with the help of a computer flight simulation. They take part in a variety of activities that imitate the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Students work as teams like the astronauts would to complete...
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Milestones of Flight

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Discover seven of the most historic aircraft and spacecraft in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum. By research into the major milestones of aviation history your students will recognize features that enable flight,...
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Flying High in Ohio

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Her is a lesson plan using the Ohio State Quarter. Pupils utilize beautifully-designed worksheets embedded in the plan, to study about the origins of aviation. Many of the pioneers of aviation were born in Ohio. They compare some of the...
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The Big Balloon Festival

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars explore physics by reading a book about hot air balloons. In this flight lesson, students read the book The Big Balloon Festival and discuss the concept of flying without wings or an engine. Young scholars define a list of...
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THE FLIGHT PLATFORM

For Teachers All
Pupils examine forces that effect flight.  In this flight lesson students answer questions that are asked of them and the ones that they ask themselves. 
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A Life Without Flight

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore impact of Ohio's aviation pioneers on life in America, discuss what life today would be like without people like the Wright Brothers, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong, and brainstorm and research list of items that space...