Make the most of your aviation field trip by preparing for your visit ahead of time with online activities and lessons.
- NASA’s Beginner’s Guide to Aeronautics Portal
A dozen links that will take you to specific learning modules for kids on topics such as the aerodynamics of a baseball to the problems with hypersonic flow.
- Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge
Free download of the FAA’s 17 chapter Pilot Handbook. Appropriate for high school age and older.
- How Airplanes Work
From the How Stuff Works people – pages of basic information on airplanes.
- NASA Space Place
Be prepared to spend a week at this site. It is loaded with kid friendly online and real-time activities for the elementary age set and older. An excellent resource.
- FAA Kids’ Corner
Activities, lessons, and worksheets broken into three age group: 5-9, 10-12, and 13+.
- Teaching Unit on Ellen Ochoa
Free lesson plans for Grades 4-5 on the first Hispanic woman astronaut.
- History of Flight with the Wright Brothers
Interactive science experiments woven throughout the fascinating history of flight.
- America by Air
A blend of government and business and how they shaped the history of flight.
- Celebrating African Americans in Aviation
Lots of information to help you find a place to start your own research.
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