Aviation

by Mary Ann Kelley

Resources for studying about aviation

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Wright Brothers are First in Flight   (Y,M,O,T)
Video of first flight from the History channel

Celebrate the Centennial of Flight!  (Y. M,O,T)
From the Franklin Institute Science Museum

National Air and Space Museum Research Resources  (O,T)
Resources for researchers interested in learning more about planetary science and the history of aviation and spaceflight.

Aviation Unit Study  (Y,M)
From Easy Funschool.com

Amelia Earhart Activities Mini-Unit  (Y,M,O,T)
From EasyFunSchool.com. A mini-unit study about her.

National Air and Space Museum Educator Resources  (T)
Education resources including lessons and PDF posters

FAA Aviation Education Resource Library  (Y,M,O,T)
Includes listings of Aviation schools for your future pilot.

History of Flight  (Y)
How Did We Learn to Fly Like the Birds?

What is Aeronautics?  (Y,M,O,T)
From NASA's Ultra Efficient Engine Technology.

Dynamics of Flight  (Y,M,O,T)
From NASA's Ultra Efficient Engine Technology.

Airplanes  (Y,M,O,T)
From NASA's Ultra Efficient Engine Technology.

Engines  (Y,M,O,T)
From NASA's Ultra Efficient Engine Technology.

Flight Vocabulary  (Y,M,O,T)
From NASA's Ultra Efficient Engine Technology.

Flight Fun and Games  (Y,M,O,T)
From NASA's Ultra Efficient Engine Technology.

NASA Aeronautics and Educational Links  (Y,M,O,T)
From NASA's Ultra Efficient Engine Technology.

Lesson Plans  (Y,M,O,T)
From NASA's Ultra Efficient Engine Technology.

Exploratorium Learning Studio  (Y,M,O,T)
Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloon  (Y)
How to make a hot air balloon.

Balloons  (Y)
Many links to balloon web sites.

Hot Air Balloon  (Y,M,O,T)
Hot air ballooning facts

BALLOON CRAFT  (Y )
Template to make a hot air balloon craft.

Time Warp Trio Topical Lesson Plans  (Y)
Time Warp Trio is an American animated television series, based on the children's book series written by Jon Scieszka. This site offers lesson plans designed to enhance studies is history and humanities. Scroll down the page for topic to a PDF lesson plan. Book suggestions and activities can be completed without watching the TV show.

Free Aviation Resources  (T)
Teaching resource materials offered directly by NCAE members.

Flight Lesson Plans/Flight Thematic Units  (Y,M)
From the Teachers Guide.com

Anatomy of a Hot-Air Balloon  (Y,M,O,T)
From the Plano Balloon Festival: About Balloons.

History of Hot-Air Ballooning  (Y,M,O,T)
On June 5, 1783, the Montgolfier brothers, sent their first unmanned balloon high above the town square of Annonay, France succeeding in the creation of the world's first hot-air balloon.

How Hot Air Balloons Work  (Y,M,O,T)
From How Stuff Works.

Amelia Earhart  (Y,M)
From Surfnetkids.com

Amelia Earhart, Young Air Pioneer  (Y,M,O,T)
Online Resource list fr Amelia Earhart.

Amelia Mary Earhart  (Y,M,O,T)
Famous Pioneers in Iowa's Transportation History

Amelia Earhart Game  (Y,M,O,T)
Famous Kansas Aviator

Community Helper The Pilot - Amelia Earhart  (Y)
From First-school.ws

Meet A Pioneer Pilot - Amelia Earhart  (Y,M)
From Teacher.scholastic.com - Early Years Learning to Fly, Women in Aviation, The WASPs, WW II Experiences, The Ninety-Nines, Remembering Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart's Last Flight  (Y,M)
From the Virtual Exploration Society

More Paper Airplanes  (Y,M,O,T)
From Surfing the Net with Kids. Contains time tested models, one that held the Guinness Book record for time aloft (18.8 seconds), an origami kamikaze water flyer, and a paper airplane hangar.

NASA Human Space Flight  (Y,M,O,T)
Find space station news, realtime data, unusual issues, and a virtual tour of the international space station

Aviation Unit  (M)
From the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) Office of Aeronautics.

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