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213 reviewed resources for aeronautics

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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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Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering: Build a Paper Airplane

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students brainstorm what it is like to fly on an airplane and discuss the parts of a plane. Students construct a paper plane of their own, decorate it, have a competition, and discuss the importance of each part of a plane and the role...
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The Case for Space

For Teachers 6th - 12th
In this lesson plan, students share what they know about gravity and flight, and then develop marketing strategies promoting careers in aerospace to young people. Using what they have learned, they then write recommendation letters to...
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Airplanes and Airports: How To Take Off Without Ever Leaving the Ground

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students plan an airport visit. In this Airplanes and Airports lesson plan, students observe the people, activity, and machinery at airports. Then students compare the characteristics of their observations at the airport. Students make...
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Aviation, Aeronautics and Aerodynamics

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students investigate the physics of flight through various experiments. For this physics lesson, students construct different flying objects. They explain the dynamics that make these object fly.
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Planet X

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners select a wide variety of presentation methods to compare Planet X and Earth. Students share these with their classmates. Learners select other methods to present their ideas about a livable planet for human life forms. ...
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Finger Boomerangs

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Young scholars construct boomerangs. In this aeronautics lesson, students use a file card, scissors, and pencil to develop their own boomerang.
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Flying Tube

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students launch flying tubes. In this aeronautics lesson, students gather the materials and follow the procedures to create a paper tube that generates lift as it travels.
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Four-Wing Paper Boomerang

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students build a four-wing paper boomerang. For this aeronautics lesson, students construct a paper boomerang and identify the forces at work during flight.
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Weight and Balance of an Airplane

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A career in aeronautics might be calling your class members. Building from the previous two lessons in the series, learners continue analyzing the mathematics of aeronautics. Groups create a paper airplane using paperclips for balance....
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How Things Fly

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explain basic principles of aeronautics such as gravity and lift. For this How Things Fly lesson, students visit the interactive, hands-on How Things Fly gallery at the Smithsonian. Students perform three experiments that...
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Kites: Patang - The Indian Fighter Kite

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students investigate the history of fighter kites and build their own.  For this aeronautics lesson, students discover how other countries utilize fighter kites and where they originated.  Students create their own fighter kites in class...
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Parachute Food Drop

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Drop a perfect project into your lesson plans. Groups use different building materials to create models of parachutes for food drops. After testing out their prototypes, they make improvements to their designs.
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Mini Rockets

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Combine environmental studies, chemistry, and physics in an explosive lesson! Tomorrow's aeronautical engineers experiment with combinations of oxygen and hydrogen gas to determine the ideal amounts for launching film canister mini...
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Design a Paper Airplane

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students study examples of paper airplanes and then create their own paper airplane models.
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Flying Wing

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create a flying wing from a pastry tray. In this flying wing lesson plan, 5th graders understand how the shape of the wind affects flight. Students compare the flying wing to the zanonia seed in nature. Students make...
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To the Moon and Mars - Aerospace Engineering: Crash Course Engineering #34

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know that space flight has its own field of engineering? The 34th video in the Crash Course Engineering series looks at aerospace engineering and its two branches, aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. It...
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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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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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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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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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What a Drag!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Stop and drop what is in your hand! Pupils investigate how form effects drag in the 12th part of a 22-part unit on aviation. Groups create equally weighted objects and determine which one falls the fastest by collecting data.
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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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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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