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173 resources with the concept aviation

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Women's History Month Activity Kit

For Students K - 4th Standards
Boost reading comprehension and shed light on famous women of history with books and learning activities, which include a board game, word search, crossword puzzle, and a quiz.
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The Red Baron - Manfred von Richthofen

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Now a legend, Manfred von Richtofen was the original Flying Ace. The Red Baron eventually was shot down by the Allies, but not before the German pilot revolutionized warfare with his circus-like stunts. An informative video biography...
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Zeppelins - Majestic and Deadly Airships of WW1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
You are sitting in a trench during World War I watching the ground for possible attack. Suddenly, a bomb hits your trench—from the air? Scholars analyze the first use of airships in warfare in an installment of a video series on the...
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Fight For Air Supremacy - Bloody April 1917

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
One of the worst months of WWI was Bloody April, 1917. Scholars investigate the fight for air supremacy in the 28th lesson of a 32-part unit on the Great War. They view a short video clip to open lines of discussion to better analyze the...
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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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Amelia Earhart: Aviator, Record-Breaker, and Activist

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Fly through the gender barrier! Scholars investigate the impact Amelia Earhart had on American aviation and society. After watching a brief biographical video, learners take a look at primary documents to gain insight into her intriguing...
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Let's Get it There Fast

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Are planes the best shipping method? Using maps, pupils determine the fastest mode of transportation between two cities. Given a list of items to ship, groups decide the best shipping method to finish the 18th segment of a 22-part unit.
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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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Physics Tug of War

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Slide books with a little assistance from Newton. Using books, groups create a demonstration of Newton's Second Law of motion. Pupils compare the distance traveled by one and two books when they apply a force to them.
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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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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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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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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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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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May the Force Be With You: Thrust

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Force the plane through the air. The lesson introduces the force on an airplane that makes it go forward. Pupils learn how Newton's laws of motion apply to flight in the eighth segment of a 22-part unit on flight.
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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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Can You Take the Pressure?

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Do not let the pressure get to you. The first lesson in a unit of 22 introduces the concept of air pressure. Using background knowledge, the resource gives teachers the information they need to discuss how people measure air pressure and...
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The Spitfire's Fatal Flaw

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In a battle between the Spitfire and the Messerschmidt, the Spitfire had one major problem. A Real Engineering video shows how the Spitfire airplane had a tendency to stall in negative gravity. Along the way, viewers learn about pressure...
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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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Flying Yanks: American Airmen in World War I

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Their boots may not have been on the ground, but military airmen in World War I made a lasting impact on the global conflict. A thorough interactive resource takes learners through a timeline of events, campaigns, and battles with...
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Women in the Cockpit

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Alberta Kinney was a member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) program. They were some of the first women in America to fly army aircraft in World War II. Viewers discover who Kinney was and how the program shaped women's...
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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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Amelia Earhart - Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Introduce your young historians to Amelia Earhart with a short and engaging video, which depicts the first female aviator's solo flight across the Atlantic, as well as her tragic disappearance during an attempt to circumnavigate the...
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The Wright Brothers on Hollywood Squares

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students test their knowledge of the Wright brothers by playing "Hollywood Squares." They read (or listen) with comprehension. Students follow the rules as they actively participate in a game to test their reading (or listening)...