undefinedWhile the Museum is closed and your students are out of school, we'll keep you connected to the Museum's educational pathways of Flight, Space, and Engineering with activities you can do from home, resources from other great organizations, and more. Organized by grade level; there’s something for everyone!

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Grades K-4

Grades 5-8

Grades 9-12

Additional Resources

Coloring Sheets


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Grades K-4

Activities listed with a Flight, Space, or Engineering pathway inspire and prepare students to participate in all of our Aerospace Camp Experience (ACE) sessions.

*NEW* Balancing Act
You’ll explore the idea of balance and create your own balance scale to conduct experiments!
Pathways: Flight | Download


*NEW* Make a Compass
You’ll investigate the magnetic compass and how simple they can be. You will also understand the basic directions: North, East, South, West.
Pathways: Flight | Download


*NEW* Go Fly A Kite!
Build a simple diamond kite from household materials.
Pathways: Flight | Download


Make Your Own Lightsaber
Assemble and build your own lightsaber! Learn how lightsabers were made for the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, and about two theories for how lightsabers could work in real life.
Pathways: Engineering | Download


*NEW* STEM Greeting Cards
Create a card (or picture) using the basics of graphing.
Pathways: Engineering | Download


Blue Angels Aerodynamics
Explore the forces behind high-powered jet flight and then build your own Blue Angel paper model
Pathways: Flight, Engineering | Download


Reduce, Reuse, Re/Up-Cycle
Explore the world of aircraft recycling and turn your recycling at home into something new
Pathways: Engineering | Download


Moon Surface Diorama
Create your own Moon surface diorama using paintable clay!
Pathways: Space | Download


Painting with Light
Learn about how telescopes use light to help scientists observe our universe and make a piece of space art!
Pathways: Space | Download


Build a Droid
Design your own droid to celebrate the week of May the 4th!
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download


Will it Roll?
You'll experiment with the force of gravity using homemade ramps!
Pathways: Engineering | Download


Create a Rube Goldberg Machine!
Design and build a Rube Goldberg machine to solve a simple task
Pathways: Engineering | Download


Butterfly Wands
Use watercolor paints to create a butterfly using the mathematical concept of symmetry
Pathways: Flight | Download

Fantastic Flying Machines
Create a fantastic flying machine using of 2-dimensional collage materials
Pathways: Flight | Download

Things that Fly Nature Walk
Use a tool to make observations and identify things outside that fly and move through the air
Pathways: Flight | Download


The Bee's-Knees
Learn how bees can fly when, according to the physics of flight, they should not
Pathways: Flight | Download


Apollo Capsule Drop
Make observations about forces of flight acting upon the Apollo Capsules
Pathways: Flight, Space | Download


Insect Parts
Use recycled materials to create your own insect
Pathways: Flight | Download


Light and Shadows
Explore the concepts of light and shadows from several angles
Pathways: Space | Download


Star Scopes
Observe and identify constellations by building a small projector
Pathways: Space | Download


Space Stations
Learn about the factors that drive the design of human space habitats
Pathways: Space | Download


Strawkets
Build and launch your own rocket
Pathways: Flight, Space, Engineering | Download


Calder Mobiles
Design and create a balanced hanging mobile in the style of famed artist and engineer, Alexander Calder
Pathways: Engineering | Download


Rockin' and Rollin' Ramps
Explore the force and motion of a roller coaster by designing ramps, collecting data, and changing variables
Pathways: Engineering | Download



Grades 5-8

Activities listed with a Flight, Space, or Engineering pathway inspire and prepare students to participate in Amelia’s Aero Club and 足彩胜负14场Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program (MPA). Is your student in 8th grade? Then Flight pathway activities are great inspiration and preparation for Private Pilot Ground School too!


*NEW* Make a Compass
You’ll investigate the magnetic compass and how simple they can be. You will also understand the basic directions: North, East, South, West.
Pathways: Flight | Download


*NEW* Go Fly A Kite!
Build a simple diamond kite from household materials.
Pathways: Flight | Download


Make Your Own Lightsaber
Assemble and build your own lightsaber! Learn how lightsabers were made for the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, and about two theories for how lightsabers could work in real life.
Pathways: Engineering | Download


*NEW* STEM Greeting Cards
Create a card (or picture) using the basics of graphing.
Pathways: Engineering | Download


Blue Angels Aerodynamics
Explore the forces behind high-powered jet flight and then build your own Blue Angel paper model
Pathways: Flight, Engineering | Download


Reduce, Reuse, Re/Up-Cycle
Explore the world of aircraft recycling and turn your recycling at home into something new
Pathways: Engineering | Download


Painting with Light
Learn about how telescopes use light to help scientists observe our universe and make a piece of space art!
Pathways: Space | Download


Build a Droid
Design your own droid to celebrate the week of May the 4th!
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download


Create a Rube Goldberg Machine!
Design and build a Rube Goldberg machine to solve a simple task
Pathways: Engineering | Download


Build-a-Habitat
Learn about and design your own Mars habitat
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download


Feeling the Effects
Compare weight, bone density, and blood flow on Earth and Mars
Pathways: Space | Download


Lava Tube Exploration
Drive and program a Sphero Robot* or remote controlled vehicle to navigate through a pathway of obstacles
Pathways: Space | Download
*This activity requires a Sphero Robot or other remote controlled vehicle. Download activity for more information on purchasing a Sphero.


Lunar Lander
Build a lunar lander equipped with a landing shock absorber
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download


Lunar Rover
Use a tablet-based app to assemble and program a rover to navigate and conduct experiments on the surface of the Moon
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download


Design a Lunar Rover
Design a rover that can carry cargo and astronauts
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download


Our Blue Marble: Sundials
Construct a paper sundial to learn about Earth’s position to the Sun
Pathways: Space | Download


Prepare for Launch
Select components to help your SLS carry out the mission goal while remaining within budget
Pathways: Space | Download


Solar System Scroll
Create a scale model of our solar system to learn distances in our solar system
Pathways: Space | Download


Vacation on the Moon Advertising Challenge
Create an advertisement that will persuade people to visit the Moon
Pathways: Space | Download


Planetary Volcanoes: Not So Alien Geology
Create models of volcanoes found on Earth and on other planets
Pathways: Space | Download


Exploring Craters
Create your own craters using various methods and study the results
Pathways: Space | Download


SLS Balloon Rocket
Create the most efficient balloon rocket for both a distance and a weight challenge
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download


Apollo Splashdown Design Challenge
Design a module to keep your egg-stronaut safe on splashdown
Pathways: Flight, Space, Engineering | Download


Let's Rocket: Stomp Rockets
Build and launch your own rocket
Pathways: Flight, Space, Engineering | Download


Paper Airplane Engineering
Design, build, and test an airplane to meet specific performance guidelines
Pathways: Flight, Engineering | Download


Calder Mobiles
Design and create a balanced hanging mobile in the style of famed artist and engineer, Alexander Calder
Pathways: Engineering | Download



Grades 9-12

Activities listed as Flight inspire and prepare students to participate in Private Pilot Ground School and Aeronautical Science Pathway; Space and Engineering pathway activities inspire and prepare students to participate in Western Aerospace Scholars.


Make Your Own Lightsaber
Assemble and build your own lightsaber! Learn how lightsabers were made for the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, and about two theories for how lightsabers could work in real life.
Pathways: Engineering | Download


Blue Angels Aerodynamics
Explore the forces behind high-powered jet flight and then build your own Blue Angel paper model
Pathways: Flight, Engineering | Download


Build a Droid
Design your own droid to celebrate the week of May the 4th!
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download


Create a Rube Goldberg Machine!
Design and build a Rube Goldberg machine to solve a simple task
Pathways: Engineering | Download


Build-a-Habitat
Learn about and design your own Mars habitat
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download


Feeling the Effects
Compare weight, bone density, and blood flow on Earth and Mars
Pathways: Space | Download


Lava Tube Exploration
Drive and program a Sphero Robot* or remote controlled vehicle to navigate through a pathway of obstacles
Pathways: Space | Download
*This activity requires a Sphero Robot or other remote controlled vehicle. Click "Get Activity!" for more info on purchasing a Sphero


Lunar Lander
Build a lunar lander equipped with a landing shock absorber
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download


Lunar Rover
Use a tablet-based app to assemble and program a rover to navigate and conduct experiments on the surface of the Moon
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download


Design a Lunar Rover
Design a rover that can carry cargo and astronauts
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download


Prepare for Launch
Select components to help your SLS carry out the mission goal while remaining within budget
Pathways: Space | Download


Solar System Scroll
Create a scale model of our solar system to learn distances in our solar system
Pathways: Space | Download


Vacation on the Moon Advertising Challenge
Create an advertisement that will persuade people to visit the Moon
Pathways: Space | Download


Planetary Volcanoes: Not So Alien Geology
Create models of volcanoes found on Earth and on other planets
Pathways: Space | Download


SLS Balloon Rocket
Create the most efficient balloon rocket for both a distance and a weight challenge
Pathways: Space, Engineering | Download



Additional Resources

Here are some additional Flight, Space, and Engineering lesson plan and activity resources. Note: These are external resources. By clicking the links below, you will leave The Museum of Flight website.


FUTURE U
A partnership between Boeing and Discovery Education. Includes a Johnson Space Center Virtual Field Trip and lesson plans.
Grade level: 6-12 | Pathways: Space, Engineering |


100 Days of Learning
Provided by Boeing. Includes lesson plans, videos, interactive media, and design challenges.
Grade level: K-12 | Pathways: Flight, Engineering |


PBS LearningMedia
Provided by Boeing. Includes lesson plans, videos, interactive media, and design challenges.
Grade level: K-12 | Pathways: Flight, Space, Engineering |


NASA STEM @ Home
Provided by NASA. Build It!, Solve It!, Launch It!, and more!
Grade level: K-12 | Pathways: Flight, Space, Engineering |


Let's Launch!
Provided by Challenger Center. Animated videos, each accompanied by three lesson plans.
Grade level: 5-8 | Pathways: Space |


Christa's Lost Lessons
Challenger Center, in partnership with NASA and STEM on Station, worked to complete several of the lessons Christa McAuliffe had planned for the Challenger STS 51L Teacher in Space mission.
Grade level: 5-8 | Pathways: Space, Engineering |


Air and Space Anywhere
Activities, virtual tours, and more from Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
Grade level: K-12 | Pathways: Flight, Space, Engineering |


Redbird Virtual STEM+ Lab
Six virtual, aviation themed classes beginning March 31, aimed at engaging student creativity and continuing to foster their interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) outside the classroom.
足彩胜负14场Grade level: 6-12 | Pathways: Flight, Engineering |



Coloring Sheets

For children of all ages! Download and print these ready-to-color illustrations.

Apollo 11 Landing

Astronaut John Glenn, Jr.

Bell JetRanger Helicopter

Blue Angels F-18

Blue Angels Fat Albert

For Crying Out Cloud

FriendBots

Helicopter

Hello Rocketman

Mercury Capsule

Rocket, Planets and Stars

Saturn V Rocket

足彩胜负14场Sound Waves

Space Station

Super Dad

Wright Brothers Flyer

Wright Brothers Kite

Wright Brothers Tinkering