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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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Design a Flying Machine

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Wrap up the unit in one final design. Pairs use their knowledge of aviation to design new flying machines and record how their designs take into consideration the forces that act upon airplanes. The pupils determine whether their designs...
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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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The Flight of Amelia Earhart Teaching Guide

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Amelia Earhart's accomplishments and strength of character extend beyond her status as one of the first female aviators in America. Elementary and middle schoolers learn about Earhart's early life and the historical context surrounding...
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Introduction to a Flight Computer

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Keep your hands on the wheel—at all times! Scholars learn why pilots use a flight computer through a high-flying demonstration. Making calculations for speed, distance, or time is automatic if you know how to use a flight computer. 
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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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Jets in Flight

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
This Discovery Education activity provides the information needed to understand the basics of flight. Before taking off, young pilots learn the eight stages of the engineering design process. Small groups then design and build an...
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Adapatations for Bird Flight - Inspiration for Aeronautical Engineering

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
It's a bird, it's a ... device made to mimic birds. The eighth installment of a nine-part module has pupils read various articles to learn about bird flight. They consider the implications for aeronautical engineering.
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Engineering Takes Flight

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Groups explore concepts of flight by creating paper airplanes from different types of paper and testing their flight. They use the results to identify the optimal material.
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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 Heroic Actions of the Passengers of Flight 93

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Superman, Spiderman, New York City Firefighters, passengers on Flight 93. As part of a study of the events of 9/11, class members consider the heroic actions of the passengers on Flight 93, and then craft an essay comparing their...
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TECH:Flight Simulator (Trans)

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Microsoft's Flight simulator is the focal point of this lesson. By participating in this activity, teenagers role-play what is necessary for piloting an airplane. They explore the concepts of flight. You will need to familiarize yourself...
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Vocabulary - Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh

For Students 3rd - 4th
Robert Burleigh's book Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh, about the historic trans-Atlantic solo flight in 1927, is the basis for vocabulary work here. Young readers use a word bank with six terms from the story. First they fill...
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Horseshoes in Flight

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Watch out for flying horseshoes! Using four equivalent expressions for the height of a thrown horseshoe, class members determine which to use to best answer specific types of questions. The learners then determine what information they...
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The Physics of Weightless Flight

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
What would it be like to fly around weightlessly? An interview of a participant sheds light on what it feels like. The video discusses the physics behind weightless flight simulation. It also relates it to relativity and the difference...
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WWII - Flying Tigers Bite Back

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Like a shark bearing its teeth, the US fighter plane demonstrated innovative tactics against the Japanese Air Force, threatening the Axis Powers and instilling hope in the Allied Forces. Watch these daring moves and learn about the...
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Fear of Flying

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A bird that's afraid of flying? See what happens to this character when it's time to fly south. Over the course of the lesson, pupils discuss fears in general, share their fears, make predictions about the film, and view the film. The...
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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
Students 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 mission...
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You Are There... First Flight

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Glide into the study of flight. An engaging lesson has scholars research information on the Wright brothers. They develop props and produce a recreation of the first flight at Kitty Hawk. They then report on the event as if they were...
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Early Flight Jeopardy

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore aviation history. In this historical perspectives lesson, 8th graders play a game that requires them to recall facts about the history and physics of flight with primary sources available from the...
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Fight or Flight Response

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Harboring resentment against others is just as real to your body as a dangerous situation and can invoke a fight or flight response. The video explores the fight or flight response in humans. Viewers see what is happening inside the body...
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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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Physics of Flight

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Up, up, and away! Take your classes on a physics adventure. Learners explore the concepts important for flight. They experiment with the Bernoulli Principle while learning the forces that act on airplanes in flight.

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