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Flight/Aviation in the classroom

Darcy Whyte Model Aviation and Creative Problem Solving

This is an easy to make airplane that can be used in Science and Math classes:

http://www.rubber-power.com

If anybody has any questions, comments, feedback, please feel welcome!

I'm trying to build some notes for teachers on this page: http://www.rubber-power.com/Education.htm

My email is darcy@siteware.com

Darcy

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Fewer pieces and simplier

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Fewer pieces and simplier construction techniques in Darcy's airplane the Squirrel.

Bill Kuhl

Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia

Project Learning: Aviation for kindergartners

I just finished a new article

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I just finished a new article about helping with the designing, building, and flying of model airplanes.

http://www.scienceguy.org/Articles/PhysicsStudentsDesignModelAirplanes.aspx

Bill Kuhl

The Basics About Building Model Airplanes

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This is a real basic article about building simple model airplanes.

Bill Kuhl

http://www.scienceguy.org/Articles/BuildingModelAirplanesfromPlansMateri...

Senior Manager of Video Programming, Production, & Curation at Edutopia

Aviation High School

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In Seattle, there's a high school that is entirely project-based, around aviation themes, called Aviation High School.

You can check out Edutopia's video about the school here. While they have great access to make partnerships with companies like Boeing, being in Seattle, I think some of the lessons could be modified to work anywhere!

Interesting - Solar Model Cars

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An interesting link for the Aviation High School. I just put up an article on my experiences with model solar cars:

http://www.scienceguy.org/Articles/SolarModelCars.aspx

Bill Kuhl

Journalism, English language arts, theater arts, reading and yearbook

NASA has some wonderful and

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NASA has some wonderful and free hands-on activities. One of them is called Right Flight--the lesson plan comes with instructions on how to create a glider.Another lesson plan that comes with instructions for a space shuttle is Educational Brief Space Shuttle Glider. There are more ideas at NASA.gov under educators/teachers.

Program Director, Iowa Academy of Science

Inventing Flight (also called Aerolab)

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A wonderful series of activities using rubber band powered planes and pilons to let the students discover the physics of flight:

http://www.inventingflightschools.org/

Above Resources are Great

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Larry and Marcy I would concure those are great resources.

Journalism, English language arts, theater arts, reading and yearbook

Bill and Marcy, Hope your

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Bill and Marcy,
Hope your summer is filled with rest, relaxation, and just a little excitement and adventure.

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