Soar Together @ Air and Space: World War II
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Commemorate the anniversary with these virtual family activities that celebrate the diverse groups and people who helped end the global conflict. Soar Together features a variety of activities. Use the menu below to jump to the ones that interest you most:
This program is part of the Soar Together @ Air and Space series, which takes place the second weekend of each month.
What is a force? What are the four forces of flight? In this demonstration by one of our student educators, explore the forces of flight.
See if you can escape from a virtual breakout room using World War II-style missions.
Explore the stories of World War II pilots and crew members you may not know about through map storytelling, including the WASP, Tuskegee Airmen, Latin American Allies, and Native Americans. This activity is suitable for ages 12+.
Learn about Victory in Europe Day (VE Day):
Navajo Code talkers used their complex unwritten language to create a code that enabled them to translate three lines of English in 20 seconds, not 30 minutes which was common with existing code-breaking machines. Learn more in this book talk:
Watch as Triple Nickle Thomas McFadden talks about his experience as a smokejumper during World War II:
Learn about victory over Japan:
Hear firsthand accounts from World War II veterans George Haines and WASP Geraldine "Geri" Nyman.
In this episode of our Pilot Pals story time series, share the story of pioneering African American aviator Cornelius Coffey who helped train future Tuskegee Airmen.
Do a nose cone art activity with your little ones using this template and instructions and supplies you have at home.
Soar Together @ Air and Space is made possible by the generous support of Northrop Grumman.