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Up, Up and Away! - Airplanes

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Oh, if only Sir Isaac and Bernoulli could see us now. Even Orville and Wilbur would be amazed by what engineers have designed using their ideas. Next generation engineers put these principles to use as they use what they learn about...
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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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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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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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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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The Physics of Flight

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students discuss how the invention of flight changed the way people live today. In groups, they compare and contrast the differences between weight, lift, thrust and drag. Using these principles, they create a glider and propeller with...
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Flight Dreams - Flight Factors

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Students investigate the physics of flight by experimenting in class.  In this history of flight lesson, students define terms such as gravity, lift, and drag in order to better understand how a plane is able to stay in the air....
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Football Physics: The "Impossible" Free Kick

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Given a particular direction and velocity, what force can make a ball swerve into a goal? This visually engaging video illustrates the physics that occur when a ball rotates on its axis while moving in a particular direction, also known...
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Terminal Velocity: the Physics of iFLY

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Help learners understand terminal velocity, gravity, and a basic concept of physics. Drag, air resistance, and force are described with excellent examples and easy to follow narration. Compose a worksheet containing key vocabulary...
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Principles Of Flight: Wings That Spin

For Teachers K - 1st
Students discover how flight is possible.  In this physics instructional activity, students investigate the properties of a blimp and gyro-copter, comparing rotating wings and fixed wings of aircraft.  Students create their own model...
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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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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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Physics of Flight

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students view a PowerPoint slideshow on the basic physics of flight. They build and operate Newton cars as an illustration of these concepts.
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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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When Birds Stopped Flying

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Flight seems like an important adaptive advantage, so why did some birds lose their ability to take to the skies? A video from the PBS Eons series explains the evolutionary paths of different species of birds while emphasizing the...
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Proportions in Flight

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore physics by utilizing their math skills. In this flight properties lesson, 6th graders examine the flying capabilities of planes and birds. Students utilize math to find how many wing-beats are needed to keep a bird...
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Flying in Unusual Places

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create a surrealistic composition that depicts flight.
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Physics of a Slingstone: Slingstones in flight

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars 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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Flying Fish Stabile

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Students research the similarities and differences between stabiles and mobiles, and the physics principles embodied in each construction. They investigate different types of fish and their habitats, paying special attention to their...
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Principles of Flight: Bernoulli's Lift

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students discover how air pressure effects flight.  In this physics lesson, 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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X-Gliders: Exploring Flight Research with Experimental Gliders

For Teachers K - 4th
Young engineers build a glider, and they experiment with ways to change the flight characteristics of the glider. There are some templates embedded in the plan that learners can use as guides to cut out their gliders. The templates are...
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Physics of Flight

For Students 7th - 12th
In this flight worksheet, students will review the physics behind flight including lift, acceleration, and thrust. Students will also understand the Bernoulli effect. This worksheet has 6 true or false, 6 short answer, and 8 matching...
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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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How Things Fly

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students will examine the physics of flight through using experimental inquiry. In this lesson, you'll introduce your students to the four forces of flight--drag, lift, thrust, and weight--through a variety of fun-filled flight...

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