Aviation Week Learning Resources


According to Special Days in August , “Aviation” is one of this month’s themes.  And, “Aviation Week” is the week with the 19th.   The reason behind “Aviation Week” is in celebration of the accomplishments of Orville Wright who was born Aug. 19, 1867.

The following links are to the online resources and activities to learn about the Wright Brothers and aviation.

A biography of the Wright Brothers along with printables – http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdwrigh.htm

Learn about the Wright Brothers. See their house and shop as well as their famous flight in Kitty Hawk, NC. with this old and brief educational movie.  http://www.havefunwithhistory.com/movies/wrightBrothers.html

We’ve been watching some of the animated series Adventurers – Masters of Time so we’re excited to see a Wright Brothers episode  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJud1QjUvo8&list=PL608A5B35B7419A93&index=15  If you haven’t seen these before, I recommend you start with the first episode so you’ll understand the theme, then you can skip around to match them with your studies.

Aviation history timeline, projects, and more for kids –  http://www.aviation-for-kids.com/

Exhibits from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum  http://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/

Airplane parts and functions – http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/airplane.html

Victory Through Air Power – by Walt Disney – A History of Flight from the Wright Brothers to  WW2 Aerial Defense Campaigns –  (produced in the1940s, this contains some war propaganda that may seem wrong by today’s standards, but adds another historic learning element.)


Step-by-step instructions and videos of varying levels of difficulty for folding paper airplanes  – http://www.foldnfly.com/#/1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2

A Bible based lesson which uses paper airplanes as a object lesson http://www.christianitycove.com/youth-bible-study-lessons-object-lessons/854/

Awesome links to aviation themed interactives  and games  http://www.2learn.ca/kids/listSciG6.aspx?Type=57

Airplane coloring pages and craft projects  http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/artscraftsideaskids/coloringpages/airplanescoloringpages.html

Airplane Party Ideas 

So often I feel that our learning plans for a week are left “up in the air” and we just follow where the week takes us….

However, this time “up in the air” is all planned out!

betty jo



19 thoughts on “Aviation Week Learning Resources

  1. Jess Benoit

    Thanks for this list! You always seem to do the hard work for us all. You Rock…..thanks for sharing these with us at the Geeky Educational Link Up as well. 🙂

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      We’ve had a great time with this study, and now we’re planning a paper airplane contest and party! Thanks for hostessing the Geeky Link Up 🙂

  2. Fogleman Forerunner

    This is great! We’re going to be studying WW2 next month and the boys will just love some of these resources. Thanks!

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  10. Betty Jo Post author

    Reblogged this on Still Learning Something New and commented:

    It’s Aviation Week! Here’s the online resources we used as we learned about the Wright Brothers and aviation. It was a fun learning experience and we’re looking forward to going back for review (especially the paper airplanes)

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