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 Story Time: Three Friends and Mo Spacewalk

In this story the characters' pretend visit to the International Space Station!

https://youtu.be/qv7E2839ElU Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Human spaceflight, Science, Space, Space stations, Technology and Engineering

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: At the Air Show

In this story; Lou goes to an air show at the local airport; and the Three Friends are inspired by the fast flying jets and their cool maneuvers to create high flying kites

https://youtu.be/RkqR7cWYQfI Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Aircraft, Aviation, General aviation, Science, Sports aviation

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: Mo the Mars Man

This story celebrates the upcoming landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars.

https://youtu.be/tfZBkK5Y8ps Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Science, Solar System, Space, Spacecraft, Technology and Engineering

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: Three Friends Alien Adventure

When Ruth finds a box of old comic books in her attic; the three friends are inspired to write and film their own science fiction movie with aliens; robots; and space explorers.

https://youtu.be/-CJ1VOSIiSk Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Exoplanets, Science fiction, Space

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: Fly and Float

National Air and Space Museum. Museum educator Ann Caspari will read the original story Fly and Float; a story about seaplanes.

https://youtu.be/hzrvBba2ZAM Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Aircraft, Technology and Engineering

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: Building Our Home Among the Stars

This story follows the Three Friends as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Space Station and build their own space station.

https://youtu.be/0G7okZ4F-C4 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Astronomy, Human spaceflight, Science, Space, Space stations

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: Halloween Edition

Gather your little ones for a special Halloween-themed story time with the National Air and Space Museum. Museum educator Ann Caspari reads an original story and leads us in a craft.

https://youtu.be/Q-NXtwox4uo Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Life sciences, Science, Space

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: Mission to Mars

We return to our three friends as they imagine what it would be like to plan a trip; build a rocket; and travel on a mission to Mars.

https://youtu.be/bNfrt_SumRY Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Human spaceflight, Rockets, Science, Solar System, Space

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: Homebuilt Airplanes

Museum educator Ann Caspari will read the original story Homebuilt Airplanes; which tells the story of three friends who build their own airplane out of items in their home.

https://youtu.be/bBAt_7iglKk Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Aviation, General aviation, Science, Technology and Engineering

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: Family of the Sun

Family of the Sun; which tells the story of the planets in our solar system. After the story; do a craft to make a solar system playset.

https://youtu.be/HuOJNeYG6jk Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Astronomy, Aviation, Solar System, Space, Uncrewed spaceflight

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Flights of Fancy Story Time: Clean Up This Space

The friends are inspired while cleaning their rooms to return to their fantasy space story and imagine how their robot and alien characters could clean up space junk.

https://youtu.be/k5v34wX84r8 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Astronomy, Robotics, Science fiction, Space, Technology and Engineering

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E.Z. Science: Our Favorite Star — The Sun

Discover how spacecraft such as NASA’s Parker Solar Probe are exploring the wonders of our closest star.

https://youtu.be/Zx4uqkgLyUE Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 4, Grade 7, Grade 6, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 Science, Solar System, Space, Sun, Uncrewed spaceflight

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