Educator Guide

The Courage to Soar Educator Guide
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 3-5
Publication Number: EG-2008-03-36-MSFC


This integrated unit allows students to conduct scientific experiments, construct aircraft models, and read selections and research topics about aviation. The 23 lessons in this guide support national math, science, technology, geography and language arts standards. The lessons have built-in assessment opportunities. Students will build sled kites, rotor motors, foam airplanes, straw aircraft and a model X-43 glider. They will also experiment with air, gravity, lift, thrust and drag. Some activities include vocabulary lists and reading selections.

The Courage to Soar Educator Guide [11MB PDF file]

Also available: The Courage to Soar Higher Educator Guide