SOARING WITH STEM!
“Up in the Air, Junior Birdman
Up in the Air, Birdman Fly
Up in the Air, Junior Birdman
Get your wings and learn to fly!”Get your students ready for take off! Activities that explore the basics of aviation are not only fun, but can teach and review aspects of the scientific process and the engineering design process. They also provide lots of opportunities to integrate other subjects into the aviation unit from weather to history to language arts and physical science. As the testing season wraps up, it is the perfect time to engage your students in the exploration of flight. We have gathered a wide variety of resources, ideas, and plans to help you develop an aviation unit for your class that will end your school year with a smooth landing!
Resources and Ideas
Literature and AviationRosie Revere Engineer, by Andrea Beatty, has an activity page of aviation activities that are perfect for primary classes http://www.andreabeaty.com/rosie-educational-resources.html For a wealth of book ideas, Carol Hurst has a wonderful blog that covers literature and flight with ideas for integration. http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/flight.html
Ready to Take Off with Aviation?We have several STEM aviation lessons from gliders to straw rockets and mini-copters with easy to find materials. We also have ready-to-go bundle with a week's worth of activities.The Great Paper Airplane Race is just the ticket. It provides a great opportunity to teach the basics of the engineering design process. Each class that participates holds a paper airplane engineering workshop and then has a play-off in each skill category. For an all school challenge, each grade also has a play-off to select a grade level winner. A final paper airplane challenge is conducted with each grade level winner.
The Great Paper Airplane Race Events
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