This guide contains resources about the Wright Brothers, the history of aviation and the science of flight.

- Air Taxi Design Challenge (Educator Guide)Students learn about futuristic air taxis, come up with a design for an air taxi, and then make a model of their design.
- Air Taxi Design Challenge (Student Guide)Students learn about futuristic air taxis, come up with a design for an air taxi, and then make a model of their design.
- Attack of the Drones– Coding Activity GuideIn these activities for 6th to 12th grade, students follow a tutorial to use Scratch to create a side scrolling game in which they pilot a drone through traffic while maintaining an acceptable altitude. There are additional features that can be added to further challenge students who are ready for it. The activity engages students in computational thinking and problem solving.
- Bernoulli’s Principle: Principles of FlightIn these lessons for K-4, students will learn about forces and motion as they see how the work of Daniel Bernoulli and Sir Isaac Newton help explain flight. Students will also learn how lift and gravity, two of the four forces of flight, act on an airplane while it is in the air. Additionally, students will experiment with the Bernoulli Principle.
- Drag and Aircraft DesignThrough a series of simple hands-on activities, students learn about engineering design, drag and why these are important to aeronautical engineers.
- Explore Flight: Wind Tunnels (Educator Guide)In this lesson, students use what they know about the four forces of flight to participate in an engineering design challenge to design, build, and test a model plane in a simple wind tunnel made from a long cardboard box and fan. They will be asked to evaluate their final design and that the designs of their classmates, and then present their final design to the class.
- Explore Flight: Wind Tunnels (Student Guide)In this lesson, students use what they know about the four forces of flight to participate in an engineering design challenge to design, build, and test a model plane in a simple wind tunnel made from a long cardboard box and fan. They will be asked to evaluate their final design and that the designs of their classmates, and then present their final design to the class.
- FAA: Elementary Activities (Grades K-4)Lesson plans and activities from the US Federal Aviation Administration. Featuring stimulating puzzles and hands-on experiments
- FAA: High School Activities (Grades 9-12)Lesson plans and activities from the US Federal Aviation Administration. Featuring stimulating puzzles and hands-on experiments
- FAA: Middle School Activities (Grades 5-8)Lesson plans and activities from the US Federal Aviation Administration. Featuring stimulating puzzles and hands-on experiments
- Fan-tastic ForcesThrough the activities in this guide for teachers of grades K-8, students will engage in experiments focusing on the forces of flight using different materials and shapes to determine which are the most and least susceptible to lift, weight, drag, and thrust.
- Flight Control Math 1: Graphing (Educator Guide)In this lesson, students use graphing in a real-world situation to learn about geofencing. By combining coordinate systems with maps, students locate positions and specified areas. Using this information, students evaluate different routes that air taxis can take.
- Flight Control Math 1: Graphing (Student Guide)In this lesson, students use graphing in a real-world situation to learn about geofencing. By combining coordinate systems with maps, students locate positions and specified areas. Using this information, students evaluate different routes that air taxis can take.
- Flight Control Math 2: Using the Distance Formula (Educator Guide)In this lesson, students are introduced to the role of package delivery drones in Advanced Air Mobility, or AAM. Using the distance formula, students calculate the distance between given coordinates and use their results to determine the feasibility of utilizing package delivery drones in different scenarios.
- Flight Control Math 2: Using the Distance Formula (Student Guide)In this lesson, students are introduced to the role of package delivery drones in Advanced Air Mobility, or AAM. Using the distance formula, students calculate the distance between given coordinates and use their results to determine the feasibility of utilizing package delivery drones in different scenarios.
- Flight Control Math 3: Using the Distance and Speed Formulas (Educator Guide)This lesson provides a real-world scenario through which students get practice using the distance and speed formulas. Students calculate the distance between coordinates and use the speed formula to determine time, distance, or speed. Through this lesson, students are introduced to the concept of Advanced Air Mobility, or AAM, and air metro services.
- Flight Control Math 3: Using the Distance and Speed Formulas (Student Guide)This lesson provides a real-world scenario through which students get practice using the distance and speed formulas. Students calculate the distance between coordinates and use the speed formula to determine time, distance, or speed. Through this lesson, students are introduced to the concept of Advanced Air Mobility, or AAM, and air metro services.
- Flight Control Math 4: Using the Pythagorean Theorem (Educator Guide)This lesson uses real-world scenarios through which students use the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate airspeed, wind speed, and groundspeed.
- Flight Control Math 4: Using the Pythagorean Theorem (Student Guide)This lesson uses real-world scenarios through which students use the Pythagorean Theorem to calculate airspeed, wind speed, and groundspeed.
- Flight Control Math 5: Finding the Equation of a Line and the Point of Intersection for Two Lines (Educator Guide)This lesson provides a real-world scenario through which students use a series of steps to calculate the intercept point of two lines whose endpoints are defined by coordinates. Students also use the speed formula to determine the time to the intersect point.
- Flight Control Math 5: Finding the Equation of a Line and the Point of Intersection for Two Lines (Student Guide)This lesson provides a real-world scenario through which students use a series of steps to calculate the intercept point of two lines whose endpoints are defined by coordinates. Students also use the speed formula to determine the time to the intersect point.
- Four Forces: Principles of FlightThrough this physical experimentation lesson plan, students will learn about motions and forces, and transfer of energy as they explore the basics behind the four forces of flight.
- Johnny's Airport Adventure Educator GuidePromote interest in airplanes and air transportation in young students using role play. This educator guide consists of seven science-, mathematics-, or language-based activities including a storyboard and role-play activity. The storyboard introduces students to airport and aircraft terminology including engine types
- Line Up with MathProblem sets and hands-on math activities teach students about distance, rate, and time through the lens of air traffic control.
- Science Behind Quadcopters: Educator GuideThis activity explains the science behind controlling the movement of a quadcopter. In doing so, Newton’s third law of motion, torque, and the fundamentals of rotary flight are introduced.
- Science Behind Quadcopters: Student GuideDid you ever wonder how a quadcopter-type drone can move in all different directions using only propellers that face in the same direction? This activity will teach you how it is done
- Speed of SoundThis activity, which is designed for high schoolers, allows students to collect data and calculate the speed of sound.
- X-57 Maxwell: Circuits Activity GuideTeach students about simple circuitry as they build a paper circuit on a paper helicopter template
- X-Plane Glider: Engineering Design ChallengeStudents use household items and apply the engineering design process to create X-plane gliders that can fly at least 3 meters and must remain intact when landing.

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