Amazing Paper Airplanes http://www.amazingpaperairplanes.com/ Amazing Paper Airplanes
The paper airplanes presented in this web page include my old favorites as well as new designs that I recently created for my grand-children. This web page is made to share my designs world wide with other children, their parents and their teachers who enjoy paper airplanes.
Aircraft Flight Tracking : Aeroseek http://www.aeroseek.com/webtrax/ Aircraft Flight Tracking
Track commercial and general aviation flights | EUROPEAN flights included | Track by airline | Track by departure/arrival airport | Airport activity display | Auto updates |Google maps |
Flight (pbs) http://pbskids.org/wayback/flight/ As America marked the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first airplane flight, this site will help kids learn about the stories behind the celebration.
Visitors can find out about how Orville and Wilbur Wright became interested in flight and how they tried to get their ideas off the ground.
The site also highlights other firsts, like the first U.S. Air Mail pilots and early stunt pilots or barnstormers like Bessie Coleman, who was also the first African American woman pilot. A modern-day barnstormer (and commercial pilot) Susan Dacy tells kids what got her interested in flying and what keeps her excited.
And a glimpse at the history of aviation is revealed through portraits of aviation pioneers.
Flight in Birds and Aeroplanes (video lecture) http://www.vega.org.uk/video/programme/84 Flight in Birds and Aeroplanes (video lecture)
John Maynard Smith, University of Sussex
John Maynard Smith, one of our most eminent evolutionary biologists and scientific communicators originally trained as an engineer and spent the war years designing aircraft. He describes the way that flight developed in the animal kingdom. The fossil record indicates that the long tails which stabilised the flight of the first birds evolved into shorter, less stable, structures which allowed greater agility.
Flight : Videos and PowerPoints http://flightvideos.blogspot.com/ Flight : Videos and PowerPoints
The link above goes to one of the Shambles "Forest of Theme Blogs" pages that provides videos and other multimedia resources to support the topic here.
If you would like to see all of the Theme Blogs then go to the full list at http://www.shambles.net/blogforest or click where you see this button
Flight Virtual Field Trip http://www.tramline.com/cross/flight/index.htm Flight Virtual Field Trip
Flight: A Virtual Adventure for Grades 3-6
By Karen Krupnick: Teacher
Flight is a topic that is as appealing to adults as it is to children. The long history of the development of flying structures tells the story of perseverance and technical knowledge that was demonstrated so well by their inventors
How Does a Kite Fly? http://www.skratch-pad.com/kites/fly.html How Does a Kite Fly?
Have you ever wondered how a kite flies? Well, let me tell you!
Think of the kite as a sail boat, catching the air. The air tries to push the kite along like the sail boat. But the string the flyer holds keeps the kite tethered. Since the kite cannot go with the wind flow and the kite is tilted so that the air is deflected downward, the kite has no where to go but up.
Aviation for Little Folks http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html Aviation for Little Folks
Learn and label the parts of an airplane, read about what makes an airplane fly, make paper airplanes, and perform flight tests with the airplanes.
Have you ever wondered why a heavy airplane can stay in the air and not fall to the ground? These activities will help you to understand. Follow the five steps below. Each step will take you to NASA websites that teach you about airplanes and how they work.
The Thrill of Flight Resource for Grade Six Science http://www.learnalberta.ca/ThrillOfFlight/ThrillOfFlight.asp The Thrill of Flight Resource for Grade Six Science
This multimedia resource contains lessons, interactive activities, games, worksheets, tests for understanding and links to topic-specific Glossaries and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Flight interactive multimedia online resource ... recommended.
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