Celebrate the anniversary of 100 years of aviation with your students by exploring the following activities in your classroom.
U.S. Centennial of Flight – Posters and Bookmark
Decorate your classroom with posters exploring the 1902 Glider, the Wright Brothers, and careers in aerospace. Printable posters and bookmarks are available for free on this website.
U.S. Centennial of Flight – Free Games
Need a filler activity for your students? Reward them by letting them play an educational game – Word Search, Family Match’em, History Links, Planetary Shuffle, or History Slide, or have them complete a puzzle.
2003 Wright Brothers Game
This educational game provides an opportunity to learn the background of flight. By answering the questions correctly, you can experience the excitement of the Wright Brother’s first flight!
Paper Airplane Record Flight
Learn how Ken Blackburn earned the Guinness world record for his hand-launched paper airplane’s longest time aloft – 27.6 seconds. Go to http://www.paperplane.org/sample.html and learn how to build a simple paper airplane.
NASA's Publication, Spinoff 2003 – 100 Years of Powered Flight
In addition to showcasing 53 commercialized products, Spinoff 2003 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' historic first flight. It has a special section highlighting the vast aeronautical contributions made by NASA and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics. You can request a free copy of this recent issue of Spinoff by going to the website listed above.
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