From videos to ready-to implement classroom activities, we’re here to help you get your learners excited about air and space.

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Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Make a Toy Plane That Floats

Join museum educator Ann Caspari as she demonstrates how to make a plane from a plastic bottle and then uses it to play in a tub of water

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggk7GVtcZMk&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=12 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Science, Aircraft, Aviation

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Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Build Your Own Model Space Station

Join museum educator Ann Caspari as she demonstrates how to create a mini space station from recyclec materials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUzpFN94siA&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=11 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Human spaceflight, Science, Space, Space stations

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Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Build Your Own Simple Kite

Watch a demonstration of how to make a simple kite that flies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYuQduJ1ZoE&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=10 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Aircraft, Aviation, General aviation, Science

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Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Make an Astronaut Helmet with a Paper Bag

Museum Educator Ann Caspari demonstrates how to make an astronaut helmet costume from a paper bag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrACMgKiJTw&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=9 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Human spaceflight, Science

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: The Day the Earth Stopped Spinning

This story is about the orbiting and revolving Earth.

https://youtu.be/ABY6SD0FMMg Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Astronomy, Solar System, Space, Science

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Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Create a Flying Circus Shadow Box

Discover how to use simple household materials to create a shadow box and learn about shadows and light.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eat1IFWnGXY&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=8 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Science

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: Bessie Coleman

This story is about the pioneering pilot Bessie Coleman; with sketches by museum educator Diane Kidd.

https://youtu.be/7gPF9IzlfcE Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 African American or Black people, Aviation, Early flight

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Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Use Recycled Paper to Make a Model Earth

Use newspaper and paint to create a model of planet Earth that you can play with

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_cuIoqQG6k&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=7 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Astronomy, Solar System, Space

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: Pluto’s Secret

In this special author session; Margaret Weitekamp reads the book; Pluto’s Secret: An Icy World’s Tale of Discovery

https://youtu.be/0bKXCaD4toc Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Dwarf planets, People, Science, Small solar system bodies, Solar System

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: The Stuff Between the Stars

Author Sandra Nickel and Illustrator Aimee Sicurro discuss and read their book The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe

https://youtu.be/a2fNUe5zD4w Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Art, Astronomy, People, Women

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Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Playlist

A museum educator demonstrates fun crafts to do at home to explore air and space themes with young children

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Art, Astronomy, Aviation, Science

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Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Fun with Shadow Puppets

Grab your flashlight and join museum educator Ann Caspari as she demonstrates how to make sun and star shaped shadow puppets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WnlPCkY4SM&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=19 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Sun, Science

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