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Here is a collection of extension activity ideas

Subjects:

Art, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies  

Grades:

1, 2, 3  

Title – Aviation Extention Activities and Book List
By – Audrey Pruitt
Subject – Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Language Arts
Grade Level – 1-3
Other Possible Activities and Ideas

Guest speakers: Pilot, flight attendant, ground crew, air traffic controller

Field trip: Airport, airpark, airstrip, and heliport

Construct a working model of an airplane

Make blimps out of paper

Watch a movie about famous aviators

Write to an airline and get wings and/or peanuts

Book List

– A Guide for Teachers: Airplanes from the publishers of The World Book Encyclopedia
— The Paper Airplane Book by Seymour Simon
— The Usborne Book of Planes and Helicopters by Clive Gifford
— We Fly by Alfred Olschewski
— Your World: Let’s take an airplane trip by Billy N. Pope and Ramona Ware Emmons
— Amazing Flying Machines by Robin Kerrod
— Airports, U.S.A. by Lou Jacobs, Jr.
— The Little Airplane by Lois Lenski
— The Story of Air Transport in America by Ray Spangenburg and Diane K. Moser
— Pilots Fly Planes by Fay Robinson
— Make it Work! Flight by Jack Challoner
— Blimps by Roxie Munro
— Let’s Find out About Airplanes by Martha and Charles Shapp
— Pilots and Aviation by Carter M. Ayres
— The Flight of the Lone Eagle: Charles Lindbergh Flies Nonstop from New York to Paris by John T. Foster
— Famous American Fighter Planes by David C. Cooke
— How Do Airplanes Fly? by Melvin and Gilda Berger
— Little Helicopter by Reed Kinert
— Planes by Francesca Baines
— The First Human-Powered Flight by Richard L. Taylor

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