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Flight for Teachers

Get lesson plans for teaching your flight unit from Sciencekids and NASA

ethemes from University of Missouri has pulled together some great resources for teaching Aerodynamics.

Paper airplane

Get ready made PowerPoint presentations on flight.

The Smithsonian has lesson plans, links, and activities for teaching about the Wright Brothers

Teach your students how to make a paper airplane.

Acrobatic flight

Check out these resources from kids.gov

The Exploratorium's Science Explorer has these activities for the budding aircraft designers:

Hoopster, Spinning Blimp, Roto-copter

NASA's Learning Technologies Project and Cislunar Aerospace, Inc. sponsors a K - 8 Principles of Aeronautics website, Fundamentals of Flight with Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced sections.

Topics include: mythology, history, fundamentals of flight, vehicles, propulsion, structure, controls, animals. There is also a Spanish version


If you don't go anywhere else, check ou The Franklin Institute's Flights of Inspiration It may be all you need or want for developing your lessons!

Balloon flight

The Teacher Zone is a good place to begin. Some of the activities you can find there include: Blowing on paper, Make a hot air-balloon, Falling through water, Drag in the bathtub, and More drag ideas.

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