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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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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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Patent Analysis: Wright Brothers' Flying Machine

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
New ReviewIdeas take flight in an exciting activity exploring the Wright Brothers. Scholars view the Wright Brothers' patent for their flying machine and makes educated guesses as to the purpose of the document. Scholars discuss the purpose of...
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Flying Machines (ESL Lesson)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a...hang glider? This ESL presentation is about vehicles that fly. From airplanes to rockets and blimps, the slides include vibrant illustrations that will help English learners identify common flying...
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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 Art of "Green" Flying

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students create an airship that doesn't use fossil fuel. In this flying lesson, students research different types of flying machines that only use wind power. They discuss invention designs by Alexander Graham Bell and Leonardo Da Vinci...
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Achievements of Leonardo Da Vinci

For Teachers 6th - 12th
A short clip discusses Leonardo da Vinci's art, inventions, architecture, and amazing mind. Many of his inventions and ideas have actually been built, such as tanks, man-powered flying machines, and a parachute.
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Orville and Wilbur Wong and the Fantastic Flying Machines

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Upper elementary and middle schoolers examine the role of Chinese immigrants in America. They investigate literature, history and cultures of Chinese-Americans. This ambitious plan takes two weeks to complete, and it brings in elements...
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Flying in Unusual Places

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders create a surrealistic composition that depicts flight.
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Flight Dreams: Birds Flew First

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students observe how bird flight and machine flight are similar. In this aerodynamics lesson, students observe how birds fly and the shapes of their wings, and investigate how observing birds helped develop the concept of machine flight....
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Classify Machines that Fly!

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore flight and the dichotomous key. In this flight lesson, 8th graders gain understanding of the dichotomous key and create one of their own. Students then use their dichotomous key to classify types of aircraft.
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Simple Machines

For Students 9th - 12th
In this simple machines worksheet, learners identify the 6 simple machines. They answer 21 questions about the types of simple machines, the output force of simple machines, the input force and the work involved in using a simple machine.
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Vocabulary - Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh

For Students 3rd - 4th
Robert Burleigh's book Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh, about the historic trans-Atlantic solo flight in 1927, is the basis for vocabulary work here. Young readers use a word bank with six terms from the story. First they fill...
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Early Attempts at Flight

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Young scholars investigate the early history of flight. For this aviation history lesson, students are split into six groups to research the development of the ornithopter, hot air balloon and the glider. Each group records information...
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Function Notation and Flying T-Shirts

For Teachers 8th - 9th Standards
Your young algebra engineers brainstorm a list of machines that are then related to algebra functions to begin their exploration of the mighty invention called function notation. A discussion follows using a box to represent the machine...
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Flying T-Shirts

For Students 8th - 9th Standards
Tables, functions, and stories with real-life scenarios are used in this cooperative learning activity. Young algebra engineers are catapulted into the activity "Flying T-Shirts' to sore higher in their understanding of a function.  When...
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Milestones of Flight

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students identify significant milestones in the history of flight. In this aviation history activity, students study various resource materials and construct timelines of significant achievements.
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History of Flight Timeline

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students 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...
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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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Introduction to Flight

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students discuss flight, define flight, lift, drag, weight, and thrust, and discover Bernoulli's Principle.
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Vehicles in the Air

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
There are vehicles that travel on the ground and there are vehicles that travel through the air. Show some of the various machines that fly. The helicopter, air plane, and hot air balloon are only a few vehicles mentioned on this...
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Past, Present, and Future Flying Machines

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students research the types of aircraft used in World War II and the role of the Tuskegee Airmen. They, in groups, decide on one aircraft to write an essay about.
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Force and Gliders

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students explore physics by creating data graphs in class. In this flight properties lesson, students read the book Flying Machine and identify the force, resistance and construction necessary to keep a glider in the air. Students...
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Take a Leap!

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders discuss the flight of the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk. They study artwork of various sculptors showing the concept of flight. They write a paragraph and design a papier-mache' sculpture that shows movement.

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