On Dec. 12-17, the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers'
flight. This event provides teachers with many tools to build integrated lesson
To this end, Reach Every Child presents a list of free resources
that includes everything from an interactive site where students can fly the first
airplane to space resources. Choose from:
Large link site -- start here for airplane-related studies.
the Best Paper Airplane in the World
Lindbergh: An American Aviator
Civil Aviation Organization
999 University St.
Montreal, Quebec, H3C
Helps pilots fly safely all over the world.
Palmer's Paper Airplanes
757 Glider Kit
Kit includes some historical information, a cut-and-paste
model and instructions on how to conduct your own tests.
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Videos and educational kits are available to teachers
by mail -- grades 5-8 recommended.
Lunar Image Browser 1.5
Read profiles and weekly chats with women of NASA.
K-12 Educator's Resources
Check out educational materials for Galileo's
Jupiter mission and educator fellowships.
Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
Download pictures of Earth from
Learning Technologies Project
Uses basic aeronautics to teach math and
of "The Drinking Gourd"
Children can follow the drinking gourd
and find their way to freedom.
Horkheimer: Star Gazer
Star Gazer is a syndicated PBS radio show.
Breakthrough Propulsion Physics (BPP) Project
Use NASA resources to explore the net.
Optical Astronomy Observation
Uses of Math And Science (PUMAS)
The On-line Journal of Math and Science
- examples for Pre-college education.
It's all about math, science, technology, engineering and nurturing
young peoples' enthusiasm. The Challenger Center for Space Science Education,
one of 75 Space Day partners, provides Space Day with Design Challenges for grades
into astronomy and others far out things with this nice newsletter; many offerings.
games for young star gazers.
Naval Observatory Sun or Moon Rise
Get sunrise-sunset tables for your exact
the NASA Scatterometer for measuring sea winds and JPL's Scatterometer
NSCAT (grades 5-12), QuikSCAT and SeaWinds. Order the free "Winds of Change"
Think SMALL In a BIG Way
This educator guide focuses on small bodies of
the Solar System that don't get much attention, namely asteroids, meteoroids and
comets (grades 5-8).
For additional space resources see "Explore
the Final Frontier," in our archive.
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Use these as a guide to create your own integrated unit
of Flight Education Resources
Get puzzles and much more.
to Fly: The Wright Brothers' Adventure
Download templates for constructing
models of the 1900, 1901, 1902 Gliders and the 1903 Flyer.
The Wright Way Lesson Plans
Tunnel Data Lesson Plans
Brothers Activity Booklet
Wright Brothers: Close Activity
Wright Brothers - Webquest
Wright Brothers: Wilbur & Orville
Get a print-out of airplanes for
students to identify the parts. All teachers should explore Enchanted Learning
for resources on a variety of topics.
Brothers Word Search
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Wright Brothers Resources
First Flight Centennial Celebration
Academy's Wright Brothers Theme Page
History of the Airplane Part 3: The Wright Brothers
Topics: Wright Brothers First Flight Centennial
Wright Flyer Simulation
Actually, sort of, fly the Wright Brothers Plane.
Have a fast connection and have the students graph the distances -- a great site.
Wright Brothers National Memorial
taken by the Wright Brothers
the Wright Way
How the Wright Brothers tested their theories.
Find everything from wind tunnel experiments to computer simulations
-- most worthwhile if you have fast connection.
Wright Brothers - The Invention of the Aerial Age
From the Smithsonian
National Air and Space Museum.
Bros. Aeroplane Company - He Flies
This terrific site shows the history
of the Wrights, including their work in Europe.
Brothers National Memorial
This encyclopedia-type site provides basic information
on the Wrights, their accomplishments and struggles.
Wright Brothers in Photographs