Flight and Aerodynamics

The Thrill of Flight – An interactive resource from Alberta Learning that helps students learn about aviation

National Air and Space Museum – How Things Fly – Interactive exhibit on flight

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum website – Resources and online exhibits

Aeronautics Learning Laboratory – Aeronautics Learning Laboratory for Science Technology and Research

Flights of Inspiration – The history of flight from The Franklin Institute

Independent Flight Instructors – Jordan Miller’s Blog – Understanding lift

Maple Ridge School Websites for the Grade 6 Curriculum

Plane Math Activities – Teacher information and student activities on flight

Timeline of Flight – From the Library of Congress

Smithsonian Education: How Things Fly

How Things Fly – An interactive that explores the four forces of flight from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum


NASA Related Sites

NASA– Aerodynamics Index – Scientific explanation of many aerodynamic concepts

Ultra Efficient Engine Technology – NASA’s kids page on flight

Parts of an Airplane – Airplane parts and definitions

Beginner’s Guide to Aerodynamics


Paper Airplanes and Flyers

My Science Site – Airplanes Using the scientific method to design a paper airplane

Ken Blackburn’s Paper Airplanes

Cynthia’s Cyclone

Maple Seed Helicopter