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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E.Z. Science: Balloon Science

Watch the fifth episode of our #EZScience series to learn how NASA uses balloon science to better understand our planet and universe.

https://youtu.be/yW38YH3oFi0 Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 Airships, Balloons, Space

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E.Z. Science: Inspiring Women in Space and Science

Meet astrophysicist Kelly Korreck and spaceflight engineer/website specialist Dana Bolles.

https://youtu.be/o4KQZmCyMko Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 6, Grade 5, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 12, Grade 11 Women, Science

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E.Z. Science: Taking Light Apart with the James Webb Space Telescope

Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen and Dr. Ellen Stofan discuss the James Webb Space Telescope upcoming launch; as well as the Hubble Space Telescope backup mirror and historical spectrographs.

https://youtu.be/gRG80Wr1ETo Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 6, Grade 5, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 Telescopes, Stars

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How Things Fly: Create Your Own Paper Airplane

Create Your Own Paper Airplane

http://howthingsfly.si.edu/activities/paper-airplane Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Aircraft, Science

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How Things Fly: Creating a Shock Wave

Learn how shock waves are generated as aircraft fly close to the speed of sound.

http://howthingsfly.si.edu/aerodynamics/shock-waves Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Aircraft, Science

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How Things Fly: Distance Challenge

Fly a virtual airplane to your friends and see how far it can travel.

http://howthingsfly.si.edu/activities/distance-challenge Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Aircraft, Science

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How Things Fly: Drag

Find out about two different types of drag: pressure and friction.

http://howthingsfly.si.edu/media/drag-0 Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Aircraft, Science

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How Things Fly: Engineering Design Challenge

Do you have coffee filters; masking tape; and some bendy straws handy? Grab those and a few more supplies from your kitchen and you’re ready to start thinking like an engineer.

https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/engineering-challenges-aar-design-hangar Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade PK, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 Technology and Engineering, Science

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How Things Fly: Forces of Flight

Design and fly your own airplane

http://howthingsfly.si.edu/activities/forces-flight Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade PK, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9 Aircraft, Science, Technology and Engineering

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How Things Fly: Free Fall

What do falling down an elevator shaft and orbiting Earth have in common? Try these experiments to find out.

http://howthingsfly.si.edu/sites/default/files/attachment/FreeFall.pdf Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Aircraft, Science

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How Things Fly: Friction Drag

What is friction drag?

http://howthingsfly.si.edu/aerodynamics/friction-drag Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Science, Technology and Engineering

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How Things Fly: Is There Gravity in Orbit?

Gravity is the main force to be dealt with in space; and thrust is the force that allows a spacecraft to get into space and maneuver.

http://howthingsfly.si.edu/flight-dynamics/gravity-orbit Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Science, Space, Spacecraft

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