We know that with more time at home, it can be challenging to find fun, educational activities to keep your students busy. Since we’re always looking for ways to spark interest in aviation, we’ve compiled some of our favorite educational resources for kids of all ages. From virtual tours to hands-on activities for the whole family, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Can’t go to space? NASA will bring space to you! NASA’s website has resources for all ages, plus virtual tours, podcasts, educational activities, and more! For comprehensive educational resources about space and flight, NASA goes above and beyond.
Redbird Virtual STEM +Lab
Redbird is bringing the love of aviation to your living room with weekly classes taught by expert Greg Roark, Redbird’s Director of STEM education. Classes are geared towards students in 6th to 12th grade and include topics like aviation aerodynamics, aviation weather, and aeronautical decision making. Visit the Redbird website to sign up!
Explorers of all ages will love the online explorations and backyard stargazing guides offered by Amazing Space! Learn more about black holes, planets, galaxies, and sign-up for updates from the Hubble and James Webb telescopes. Amazing Space also offers backyard guides to the galaxy – a perfect way to enjoy the great outdoors!
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Hands-on learners will love The Frontiers of Flight Museum STEM approved aviation activity guides using simple materials that you can find around the house. From building a bird kite to constructing a catapult launcher, these activities can spark the imagination of young aviation enthusiasts!
Teacher Planet offers a wealth of lesson plans, printable templates, and activities based on the curriculum used in observance of National Aviation Day. You’ll feel like a teaching pro with these teacher-approved resources!
For students in 2nd through 5th grade, AvKids offers a mini-course about aviation science developed by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Kids and parents alike will love the educational components combined with the “investigation” activities that demonstrate aviation principles.
PBS Learning Media
The next generation of aerospace engineers can get a head start with the PBS Learning Media Aerospace Engineering Collection. Students in 6th through 12th grade can engineer a jetliner, meet other aerospace engineers, delve into the history of flight, and more!
Discovery/Boeing Age of Aerospace Documentary Series
For an educational twist on family movie night, check out the Age of Aerospace documentary series! From the first flight to space wars, Discovery and Boeing produce intriguing episodes that the entire family will love.
Whether your learners are aviation enthusiasts or first-time aviation explorers, we hope these resources will ignite their imagination and open up a world of possibilities. We might be inspiring the next generation of pilots, astronauts, and engineers!