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433 reviewed resources for history of flight

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History of Flight Timeline Activity

For Teachers 1st - 8th
Scholars are introduced to the significant events that led to the development of today's modern forms of air travel. They create a timeline to identify the vital events that are related to man's flight. In addition, they research various...
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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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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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The Flight of Amelia Earhart Teaching Guide

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Amelia Earhart's accomplishments and strength of character extend beyond her status as one of the first female aviators in America. Elementary and middle schoolers learn about Earhart's early life and the historical context surrounding...
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Jeopardy: History of Flight - The Wrights Got it Right

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students investigate the work of the Wright brothers. In this aviation history lesson, students watch "Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention," examine photographs and documents highlighting accomplishments of the men,...
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Celebrating 100 Years of Flight

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Participate in the 100th anniversary of the first flight. In groups, learners use the internet to research the roles the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart played in promoting the use of flight. They use the information to write and...
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Ancient Mexico

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Here are three interconnected lessons intended to build an understanding of life in Mexico prior to and after contact with Spain. Learners take a "trip" to Tenochtitlan through a series of images, read The Evil of Tezcatilipoca and The...
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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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Wright Brothers Didn't Invent Flight

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
If you thought the Wright brothers invented flight, you'd be wrong. Scholars learn how Otto Lilienthal used gliders to simulate flight before the Wright brothers. The Real Engineering video then explains how the Wright brothers perfected...
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Hell's Handmaiden - Canadian Flying Ace Billy Bishop

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
He would have been expelled for cheating, but Canadian flying ace Billy Bishop was drafted at the start of World War I before school officials could punish him. A dog fighter of legendary proportions, only the Red Baron rivaled him with...
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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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WWII - Flying Tigers Bite Back

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Like a shark bearing its teeth, the US fighter plane demonstrated innovative tactics against the Japanese Air Force, threatening the Axis Powers and instilling hope in the Allied Forces. Watch these daring moves and learn about the...
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Flying High in Ohio

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Her is a instructional activity using the Ohio State Quarter. Pupils utilize beautifully-designed worksheets embedded in the plan, to study about the origins of aviation. Many of the pioneers of aviation were born in Ohio. They compare...
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Early Flight Jeopardy

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore aviation history. In this historical perspectives lesson, 8th graders play a game that requires them to recall facts about the history and physics of flight with primary sources available from the...
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Centennial of Flight

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In these history of flight worksheets, students read information about the Wright Brothers and their first flight. Students answer 6 questions about the passage. Students then answer 8 multiple choice questions about the cover story.
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Milestones of Flight

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Discover seven of the most historic aircraft and spacecraft in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum. By research into the major milestones of aviation history your young scholars will recognize features that enable...
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History of Flight Timeline

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Pupils research flight timelines and record their findings. In this flight lesson plan, students brainstorm with a KWL chart on what they want to learn about the history of flight. They then make a timeline of their findings, and present...
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Celebrating 100 Years of Flight

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners research the history of flight from the past 100 years. In this flight lesson plan, students read articles about the Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and Space Shuttle astronauts. They pretend to be a newspaper reporter and do a...
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Will It Fly?

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Go fly a kite, then fly a plane! The 19th part of a 22-part unit on aviation looks at the way kites and gliders help aid in the understanding of flight. Pupils discuss how engineers used kites to influence airplane designs.
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The History and Future of Flight

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students create a PowerPoint presentation and oral report on the history and future of flight. In this flight lesson, students work in small groups to research the history and future of flight. Students then write a report with...
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Letters of Wilbur Wright

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
What made the Wright brothers succeed? That's the questions middle schoolers ponder as they read a series of letters Wilbur Wright wrote about his experiments into sustained flight.
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Stories of the Wrights' Flights

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine primary sources to understand the work of Wright Brothers. In this aviation history lesson, students study how primary documents and images are analyzed and write essays about the signifcance of primary soures in the...
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Boom: The Future of Supersonic Flight

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Boom! Individuals watch a Real Engineering video to learn about current innovations in supersonic flight. The resource describes an airplane being developed by the Boom Technology company and compares its design to the Concorde.
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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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