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Women's History Month: Grades 3–5

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
This March, honor and celebrate Women's History Month with a collection of lessons, videos, and ideas. From women in aviation to women in the Civil War to women in politics, this collection is sure to cover all the bases in women's history.
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Sustainability: Grades 6-8

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Sustainability is the focus of a collection designed to peak the interests of sixth through eighth-graders. Here you will find an assortment of lessons, activities, and videos covering topics such as sustainable transportation, forestry,...
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The Sky Was The Limit - Aviation in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
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...
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Building-Testing-Improving Paper Airplanes: Head's Up!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
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...
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African American Pioneers in Aviation

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Bessie Coleman. William Powell. Willa Brown. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. While these names may not be familiar to many Americans, they are African American pioneers in aviation history. Class members have an opportunity to research the...
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The Sky Was The Limit - Aviation in World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is the sky the limit? Advances in aviation during World War I brought the limit much closer than before. Countries around the world were affected by flight in the Great War, including adapting by changing tactical locations and patterns.
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African Americans in Aviation: The 1940s- A Decade of Change

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students investigate African Americans in aviation. In this primary resources lesson, students examine primary resources to research the history of African American in aviation. Students answer two research questions and write an essay...
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Take Off with Paper Airplanes

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Let's go fly a kite ... oops, a paper airplane! The 13th segment in an aviation unit of 22 relates the parts of an airplane to paper airplanes. Pupils learn the functions of the control surfaces of a plane to really make their knowledge...
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Airplanes Everywhere: Land! Water! Sky! Oh, My!

For Teachers 5th - 7th
How important is aviation? Using the background information, teachers provide the class with a brief history of aviation. The class discusses how airplanes are important to the area of transportation in the 17th installment of a...
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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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Airplanes

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Students read books, learn about the letter a, and play on the playground pretending they are airplanes. In this airplanes lesson plan, students also sing airplane songs.
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Aviation

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a selection about aviation and respond to 1 short answer question that requires extra research.
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Aircraft

For Teachers 8th - 12th
A variety of concepts are covered in this PowerPoint which gives the main engineering points of different aircraft types. Each slide details the engineering behind non-rigid and rigid categories of lighter or non-lighter than air...
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How Do Airplanes Fly?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Up, up, and away! Physics scholars learn the secrets to defying gravity through engineering. The video describes the forces acting on various parts of the plane and the designs that minimize these forces or increase opposing forces. The...
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Better By Design

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Which modification is the best? Using the scientific method, pairs determine the effects of each control surface on the distance of a glider's flight. The activity, section 16 in a 22-part unit on aviation, allows pupils to gain a better...
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Flight Dreams - Folding into Flight

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th Standards
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...
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What are Those Things on Airplanes' Wings?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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How Airplanes Are Made

For Students 9th - 12th
It's high time you taught your physics scholars about airplanes. Tour the manufacturing facility of one of the world's largest passenger planes, the Airbus 350, in a narrated video. Explore the birth of this machine, from sketches by...
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Bend That Bar

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Bend it, but don't break it. Groups investigate the strength of different materials. Using a procedure in the seventh segment of a 22-part series on aviation, pupils determine how far a rod will bend. They determine the strength-to-mass...
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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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Fun with Bernoulli

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Reduce the pressure in the classroom. The second instructional activity in an Airplanes unit of 22 introduces the class to Bernoulli's Principle. Pupils demonstrate the principle by blowing between different objects causing a reduction...
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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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How Do Airplanes Get Off the Ground

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students construct various types of paper airplanes, exploring action and reaction forces by conducting a paper airplane rodeo. Students then discuss how Newton's Third Law of Motion affected their planes.
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Flight: 100 Years of Aviation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A 12-lesson unit traces the development of aviation from the Wright brothers flight at Kitty Hawk to Amelia Earhart's around the world journey, to Mercury 13.

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