These sites are about the history of aviation. Includes photographs of different types of aircraft, principles and concepts of flight and plane construction, women in aviation, and how to construct paper airplanes. An eThemes Resource on the Wright Brothers is linked.
This site offers a great introduction lesson on aviation. It defines aviation, explains the four forces that act on a plane in flight, lists the names and functions of the surfaces of an airplane, and has numerous experiments that the students can try.
During World War II, women began seeking more active roles to contribute to the war effort. Many became test pilots. Includes primary documents such as letters and wartime video of the B-29. Also includes resources for teachers and discussion questions.
These sites have classroom activity ideas and unit plans about aviation. Learn how aircraft fly and try to solve word problems and other mathematical equations relating to aviation. Download a flight simulator to navigate your own aircraft. Includes a link to an eTheme on Aviation: Military Aircraft.
These sites are about the Wright Brothers and their earliest airplanes. There are biographies on Wilbur and Orville that tell about their childhoods and work with flyers. Discover what inspired them and how they built planes. Includes historical photographs, movies, diaries, interviews, and simulations. There is an eThemes Resource on Transportation: Aircraft linked.