Middle & High School Resources

100 Years of Passenger Air Travel

Immerse yourself in five illustrated scenes, each depicting an era of passenger flight, and explore the changes that have occurred in passenger air travel since the dawn of commercial aviation, in this interactive graphic timeline

Arsendal of Democracy Lesson Plans

Arsenal of Democracy Flyover Aim High Challenge Offers Education Outreach Programs to Teach and Recognize American Achievements during World War II.

Aviation 101

Online courses, taught by experts and institutions worldwide.

Aviation is Your Future

Lifelong learning and professional development for educators go hand-in-hand with Canvas Network's open, online courses, taught by experts and institutions worldwide.

Beginners Guide to Compressible Aerodynamics

High speed aerodynamics is a special branch of the study of aeronautics.

Beginners Guide to Kites

An excellent way for students to gain an understanding and a feel for many of the concepts that they learn in math and physics is to build and fly a kite.

Beginners Guide to Propulsion

What is propulsion? The word is derived from two Latin words: pro meaning before or forwards and pellere meaning to drive.

Beginners Guide to Rockets

The Beginner's Guide to Rockets will help you learn the basic math and physics that govern the design and flight of rockets.

Beginners Guide to Wind Tunnels

What is a wind tunnel? How do aerospace engineers use wind tunnels?

Bolt Catcher

Students explore energy, motion, and engineering design as they work to create a bolt catcher — a device used to absorb energy from bolts during the separation of a space shuttle from booster rockets.

Challenge of Flight

Aerospace engineers consider forces that affect flight when designing a new plane

Composites

This engineering design module introduces the design and use of composite materials; with a special focus on carbon fiber composites and their use in modern airplane design and manufacture, such as with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Extreme Biosuits

This module’s essential challenge focuses on biosuit construction. Biosuits, such as spacesuits and hazmat suits, protect scientists and engineers when they work in extreme environments.

Guide to Hypersonics

Hypersonic aerodynamics is a special branch of the study of aeronautics. The chief characteristic of hypersonic aerodyna.

Guide to College Success for Women in STEM

Guide to College Success for Women in STEM

Higher and Faster

Explore the social and economic factors as well as the engineering innovations that have driven—and continue to drive—both higher and faster commercial flight.

Higher and Faster

Explore the social and economic factors as well as the engineering innovations that have driven—and continue to drive—both higher and faster commercial flight

Infographic Histories of Passenger Air Travel

These ten infographics, which are part of the interactive feature 100 Years of Passenger Air Travel, tell the stories of advances that have occurred over the century in aircraft design, passenger experience, safety innovations, social impact, and environmental issues. 

Overview of College Financial Aid

Overview of College Financial Aid

Quieter Cabin

Acoustics is the study of the properties of sound and how sound is transmitted through space. Engineers working on airplane design pay close attention to the acoustics of the airplane cabin in an effort to keep passengers as comfortable as possible.

Infographic Histies of Passenger Air Travel

Follow the evolution of air traffic control, which coordinates the movement of aircraft in our airports and skies.

Soft Landing

Students devise a way to protect an astronaut during a landing by designing and testing a capsule for a spacecraft

Re-Living the Wright Way

Researched How things Fly and Test Theories.

RISE Above

Free RISE ABOVE resource kits.

The CAF Red Tail Squadron is committed to telling the inspirational story of the Tuskegee Airmen, America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel.

Spy Gliders

Test a glider payload that supports a mobile camera

The Terrifying Physics of Dive Bombing During WWII-Video

The Terrifying Physics of WWII Dive Bombing.

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