website is designed to help children learn about aeronautics,
with an emphasis on aircraft engines. Lesson plans on
the history, dynamics, and propulsion of airplanes are
Laboratory for Science Technology (ALLSTAR)
plans and experiments on the Principles of Aviation,
Aerospace, and The History of Aeronautics are available
on this website. Clearly established levels of understanding
for different 'and age-ranges are a strength of this
|Ask a Scientist
a NASA scientist about space, earth science, aeronautics,
or anything else of interest.
software lets students and educators study how pressure,
temperature, and density change throughout the atmosphere,
by demonstrating how those variables effect the gauges
of an airplane.
|Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics
about how airplanes fly, including the forces that lift
them off the ground, keep them in the air, and help
|Beginners Guide to Propulsion
interactive website serves as a guide to how jet engines
work. Activities, data, and engine simulations are available
for teachers and students.
|Central Operations of
Resources for Education (CORE)
is the world-wide distribution center of NASA-produced,
educational, multimedia materials. The public has access
to over 200 videocassettes, slides, and CD-ROMs chronicling
NASA's state-of-the-art research and technology.
learn about the principles of aerodynamics by controlling
the conditions of a big league baseball pitch.
Experimental Aircraft Association offers a wide variety
of opportunities for teacher and students interested
in building or modeling their own airplanes.
|Foil Sim II
software fosters hands-on inquiry-based learning by
computing the theoretical lift of a variety of airfoil
shapes. The user can control the shapes, size, and inclination
of a wing, and test their decisions in a simulated wind
|Good Plans Can Help You
Reach Your Goals
webpage offers advice for high school and college students
interested in careers in aerospace.
|High Speed Civil Transport
and assemble a model of the Supersonic HSCT airplane.
Get current information on advanced aircraft, and aeronautics
programs and developments.
|Johnny's Airport Adventure
program takes children on a pretend trip to an airport
and on an airplane. Johnny's Airport Adventure introduces
K-4 students to aviation terminology and various engine
|K-8 Aeronautics Internet
lesson plans, demonstrations, activities and information
on aerospace careers are available. Detailed information
on the Wright Brother's Flight Process, including journal
entries, are also featured.
KAAMS teacher website supplies problem based learning
opportunities that get students involved in authentic
aeronautics-based remote-sensing missions conducted
by NASA scientists.
project helps integrate NASA research and technology
into the K-14 curriculum through web-based resources,
computer simulations, and videoconferences. Many ready-made
lesson plans, activities, and experiments that deal
with the science of aerodynamics are available.
Connect is an award winning series of instructional
television programs that are proven to capture the imagination
of elementary and middle school students. This program
establishes connections between NASA research and math,
science, aeronautics, and technology content taught
in the classroom.
website features weekly educational activities and updates
on cutting edge research and development for elementary,
middle, and high school students. Each week two new
articles on aeronautics technology with lesson plans
and adapted activities are featured.
the people of NASA and look over their shoulder as they
make NASA goals a reality. This website brings NASA
personel and scientists into the classroom via the internet.
|NASA Quest Aero Design
resource K-16ows teachers and students to see NASA employees
performing aeronautics design and research in wind tunnels
and flight simulators. Hear from NASA engineers as they
design safer, more efficient, quieter, and faster airplanes.
|NASA Quest's Women of
Women of NASA is intended for young women to pursue
careers in math and science. The materials provide profiles
of successful women, and the opportunity to participate
in interactive events.
Observatorium is a public access website that explores
how airplanes are used as platforms for experimentation
and remote sensing. Pictures of the earth, stars, and
planets are available.
interactive website, designed for children with physical
disabilities, contains activities relating math to aeronautics.
Games presents a variety of multiple-choice math and
physics problems involving aircraft performance. Students
must answer questions about range, fuel usage, acceleration,
velocity and location during take-off.
|Research Tools to Design
website explains what it takes to design an airplane,
including wind tunnels, computations, flight simulation,
and research flights.
Rocket Modeler lets students and educators design and
study the flight of a model rocket. This program computes
the stability of your design and flight trajectory while
K-16owing the user to vary the number and size of fins
and materials used.
|Sharing Aeronautics Projects
SHAPE program K-16ows students to use aeronautics to
learn about math and science. It is your mission to
make decisions to help navigate a glider to its destination.
This program has three skill levels for different grade
website contains a search tool to discover a wealth
of NASA programs, research opportunities and educational
|The NASA Science Files
Science Files are an educational television program
designed to enhance and enrich the teaching of math
and science in '3-5. This program deals with numerous
topics related to aviation, aerospace, science, technology,
|The New Regime: The Beginning
of Supersonic Flight
New Regime website and accompanying mini-literature
unit introduces students to supersonic flight using
interactive audio and graphics.
|The Wright Brothers Posters
pair of posters includes "The Process of Invention"
and "Innovation Through Flight". Both posters showcase
the vital role that engineering has played in human
|The Wright Way
about the development of the first manned, powered flight
from its conception through research and experimentation,
to success and beyond. This website features facts,
lesson plans, simulations, activities, and contains
information on how to participate in the Centennial
of Flight Celebration.
interactive website, designed to teach decision making
and problem-solving skills, guides students through
an exploration of the world of aeronautics. Learn the
principles of flight, flight planning, see large wind
tunnels in operation, consider career options, and more.
|Wind Tunnel Teacher's
major parts of a wind tunnel are described, and animation
is used to demonstrate how they operate. This guide
provides a classroom activity in which a teacher can
design their own wind tunnel.
|Wright Flyer Online
about a full-sized replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer.
Students can follow the trailing vortex as it is tested
in a NASA wind tunnel.