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Let's Learn About Flight

Here are some additional ideas and resources to spark more curiosity about things that fly:

How do things fly?

The Smithsonian Institute has a fun, kid-friendly cartoon video with a great explanation of the 4 things involved in flying: lift, drag, thrust and weight.

 

Make Paper Airplanes!

Written for younger paper pilots, the Kids’ Paper Airplane Book by Ken Blackburn and Jeff Lammers is a great resource!

 

Kids Movies about Flying

Movies inspire and help imagine. Don’t overlook some classics, and consider age appropriateness from this list of great movies about a variety of types of flight:  Up!, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying  Machines, Fly Away  Home, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Dumbo.