CSI: Flight Adventures | Resources
- NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate http://www.nasa.gov/topics/aeronautics/index.html
NASA Dryden Flight Research Facility
NASA Ames Research Center
NASA Langley Research Center
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
- NASA for students http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html
- NASA Beginner’s Guide to Aeronautics http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/index.html
- NASA Beginner’s Guide to Kites http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/bgk.html
- NASA Beginner’s Guide to Rockets http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/bgmr.html
- NASA Beginners Guide to Wind Tunnels http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/bgt.html
- NASA Dynamics of Flight http://www.ueet.nasa.gov/StudentSite/dynamicsofflight.html
- NASA Picture Dictionary http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/dictionary/index.html
- NASA for educators http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html
- NASA Central Operation of Resources for Educators (CORE) http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/core/home/index.html
- Aeronautics Education http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov/education.htm
- NASA Courage to Soar curriculum http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/The_Courage_to_Soar.html
- NASA Educator’s Guide to Rockets http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Rockets.html
- Flexible Wing Design Used for Hang Gliders http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/NASA_at_50_1961.html
Re-Living the Wright Way http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/Wright/index.htm
Build and Fly an FPG-9
Build and Fly a Rubberband Plane
Assemble and fly your very own airplane with a rubberband for an engine! You will need a Jestream plane, available at the Children's Museum Store. Download the instructions and see the Videos page for tips on making and flying the Jetstream.
The Academy of Model Aeronautics
Interested in seeing modelers and RC pilots in action or becoming one yourself? The national headquarters for the Academy of Model Aeronautics is located in Muncie, Indiana! The Academy promotes the development of model aviation as a recreational hobby, a competitive sport, and an educational pursuit. Visit their website to learn more and become involved with a local club. Youth memberships are free!
National Free Flight Society
Indoor Free Flight
Games about flight
- AMA-Flight School http://www.modelaircraft.org/education/amaflightschool/index.html
- National Air and Space Museum-How Things Fly http://nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/gal109/htf/activities/forcesofflight/web/index.html
Explore NASA Kid's Club for more games and information. http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html
Test your memory skills and learn about models that have been tested in NASA wind tunnels. http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/aero_matchgame/
Explore the ways in which NASA research is part of your everyday life. http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/nasacity/index2.htm
- Wind, by Marion Dane Bauer, a Ready-to-Read Level 1 book, discusses that wind is air and different ways that it is used by or affects plants, animals, and people.
- Weather: Wind, by Ann Herriges, is a Blastoff! Readers Level 3 book that covers the source of wind and various weather phenomena involving wind.
- Kite Flying, by Grace Lin, is about a Chinese family that works together to make and fly a dragon kite on a windy day.
- The Kite, by Mary Packard, is a My First Reader book about a young boy who flies a kite and wonders how high it can fly.
- Let’s Fly a Kite, by Stuart J. Murphy, is about a brother and sister who make a fly a kite with their babysitter. The book also covers sharing and symmetry.
- Making Kites, by David Michael, provides step-by-step directions for making various kinds of kites.
- The Air We Breathe: This colorful picture book is designed to introduce Earth's atmosphere and its importance to life on Earth (http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/external/http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreduc...)
- The Hallelujah Flight, by Phil Bildner, chronicles a cross-country flight by two African-American pilots whose courage and determination inspired a nation brought low by the Great Depression.
- Into the Air: an illustrated timeline of flight, by Ryan Ann Hunter, provides a concise timeline of the history of flight with beautiful illustrations.
- Violet the Pilot, by Steve Breen, is the story of a young inventor and her passion for flying machines.
- The Flight of the Union, by Tekla White, relates the story of a boy who flew a kite across the Niagra River in 1847, enabling work to begin on a suspension bring to connect the United States and Canada.
- The Magic School Bus Taking Flight, by Joanna Cole
- Flight, by Peter Mellett, introduces concepts of flight and related experiments for kids.
- My Brothers’ Flying Machine: Wilbur, Orville, and Me, by Jane Yolen, reveals the story of the Wright brothers from their sister’s point of view.
- First to Fly: How Wilbur and Orville Wright Invented the Airplane, by Peter Busby, follows the Wright brothers from their childhood interest in flight to their triumphs at Kitty Hawk and beyond.
- Modeling Flight, a guide to the use of models to advance flight http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov/ebooks/downloads/ModelingFlight.pdf
- NASA Aeronautics E-Books http://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/aeronautics_ebooks_archive_1.html