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EDUCATION: K-12 LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES ALIGNED TO NATIONAL AND STATE STANDARDS

NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate offers educational products closely aligned to National and State mathematics, science, and technology standards. These lessons and activities provide teachers and students with academic content that range from elementary to Advanced Placement concepts. The products are grouped by grade bands K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 as follows.

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Adventures in Aeronautics - F.A.

("Fly a") Plane takes its young friends on an exciting adventure through the world of aviation to learn about different kinds of aircraft and careers. Includes a story book and a coloring book.

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Johnny's Airport Adventure

This storyboard book introduces students to airport and aircraft terminology, including the identification of various engine types. The accompanying role-playing story takes children on a pretend trip to the airport and then on an airplane from Cleveland, OH to San Diego, CA.

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Aeronautics Educator Guide

This guide explains the basic aeronautical concepts, provides a background in the history of aviation, and sets them within the context of the right environment (atmosphere, airports, navigation). The activities in this educator guide are divided into three chapters: Air, Flight, and We Can Fly, You and I.

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Newton's Laws, Flight Testing

From the Dryden Flight Research Center, "The Flight Testing Newton's Laws" NASA Education Series, shows how Newton’s three laws of motion apply to the real world of flight testing an aircraft.

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Courage to Soar

From the simple kite to the supersonic Hyper-X, students will learn about the history and science of aviation. Ten activities comprised of 23 lessons.

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Pushing the Envelope

This educator's guide aids in teaching math, physics, and chemistry concepts from the viewpoint of propulsion and aeronautics. Problems using real world applications are included in each section to provide practice on the concepts.

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Exploring Aeronautics

Exploring Aeronautics is designed for classroom use in grades 5-8. This exciting educational CD-ROM offers an introduction to aeronautics, cover the fundamentals of flight, contains a historical time, examines different types of aircraft and teaches students to use the tools of aeronautics used by researchers to test aircraft designs.

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Smart Skies

To fly smart, professionals need to be able to manage and direct air traffic using distance, rate of speed, and time relationship calculations. There are two main activities: Fly By Math, and Line Up With Math. The curriculum materials were developed to engage students in real-life applications of mathematics and science.

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Exploring the Extreme

Presents the basic science of aeronautics, hands-on activities, prediction, data collection, problem- solving and team- based lessons. The guide contains background information about aeronautical research that can help students learn how airplanes fly.

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Wright Brothers' Adventure, Learning to Fly

This NASA educator guide has excellent background information about Wilbur and Orville Wright. The guide contains student activity pages and templates for building the 1900, 1901, and 1902 Gliders and the 1903 Flyer.

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Future Flight Design

A web-based interactive learning experience that invites students to address two challenges: the airport transportation system, and aircraft design.

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