You may be familiar with the story of the first flight or the first person to step on the moon, but in the worlds of aviation and space, there are plenty of daring and brave individuals who have broken records or conquered a feat for the first time. Higher, faster, further; discover the story of records and firsts. 

You may be familiar with the story of the first flight or the first person to step on the moon, but in the worlds of aviation and space, there are plenty of daring and brave individuals who have broken records or conquered a feat for the first time. Higher, faster, further; discover the story of records and firsts. 

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    Events See all Events Learn more Story Time: You Can't Do That Amelia National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
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    Flights of Fancy Story Time Field Trip Pre and Post Visit Materials - Bessie Coleman - Spanish Packet of experiments and other interactive activities to expand topics connected to Bessie Coleman and early flight. These activities connect to common core and Next Generation Science standards. https://s.si.edu/BessieColemanPreandPostVisitMaterials_es_us Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Aviation, Aircraft, Women, Records and Firsts, African American or Black people, Early flight

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time Field Trip Pre and Post Visit Materials - Tortoise and Hare - Spanish A mixture of experiments and activities to expand the learning on the Tortoise and Hare Rocket Race Storytime. Learn about the Moon and the Space Race. Activities connect to standards of learning. https://s.si.edu/TortoiseandHareRocketRaceFieldTripPreandPostMaterials_es_us Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Astronomy, Human spaceflight, Moon (Earth), Records and Firsts, Spaceflight

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time Field Trip Pre and Post Visit Materials - Wright Brothers - Spanish A mix of activities from experiments to writing activities. Expand learning on concepts connected to the Wright Brothers and Early Flight. These activities connect to standards of learning. https://s.si.edu/WrightBrothersPreandPostVisitMaterials_es_us Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Aircraft, Balloons, Aviation, Early flight, People, Records and Firsts

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time Field Trip Pre and Post Visit Materials - Amelia Earhart - Spanish Materials that comprise of experiments, crafts, and activities created to help expand the topics connected to Amelia Earhart and early flight. These materials are connected to Learning Standards. https://s.si.edu/AmeliaEarhartPreandPostVisitmaterials_es_us Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Aviation, Aircraft, Early flight, People, Women, Records and Firsts

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    My Path: "I Love Building Things" - Joe Wilding, Co-Founder of Boom Supersonic Joe Wilding was the co-founder of Boom Supersonic. Learn about his path, and the future of supersonic flight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdgRlBIfDD4 Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9 Aircraft, Aviation, Behind the scenes, Commercial aviation, People, Records and Firsts, Science, Technology and Engineering

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: "Three High’Flying Friends" Three High’Flying Friends, which tells the story of Amelia Earhart, Ruth Nichols, and Louise Thaden who were friends that shared a love of flying. https://youtu.be/3-jYK1O4YpE Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Aviation, People, Records and Firsts, Women

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