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Science in Flight

Science in Flight is one of three Centennial of Flight classroom study units available from the U.S. Air Force. Teachers may download the lesson plan as a 24-page, full-color PDF file. Accompanying classroom posters, as well as two other lesson plans connecting aviation to math and social studies, are also downloadable from the USAF’s Centennial of Flight education page.

Science in Flight is divided into five units, several of which include multiple activities. Lexington teacher David Helm, who also coordinates the annual Summer Camp at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky, created this table of correlations to Kentucky Academic Expectations and Core Content Standards for the Science in Flight lessons.

Unit 1: Density and Weight
  AE 2.1 I-1      
  AE 2.3 I-2      
    I-3      
  Lab: Buoyancy and Relative Density
  AE 2.1 SC-H-1.4.1 SC-M-1.2.2 I-1  
  AE 2.2 SC-H-1.4.2 SC-M-1.2.3 I-2  
        I-3  
        I-4  
        I-5  
Unit 2: Overall Density
  AE 2.1 SC-H-1.4.1 SC-M-1.2.2 I-1  
  AE 2.2 SC-H-1.4.2 SC-M-1.2.3 I-2  
        I-3  
        I-4  
        I-5  
Unit 3: Fluid Pressure and Bernoulli’s Principle
  AE 2.1 SC-H-1.4.1 SC-M-1.2.2 I-1  
  AE 2.2 SC-H-1.4.2 SC-M-1.2.3 I-2  
  AE 2.3     I-3  
        I-4  
        I-5  
  The Basics of Airplane Flight
  AE 2.1 SC-H-1.4.1 AC-1 SC-M-1.2.2 I-1
  AE 2.2 SC-H-1.4.2 AC-2 SC-M-1.2.3 I-2
  AE 2.3       I-3
          I-4
          I-5
  What Isn’t Flight?
  AE 2.1 I-5      
  AE 2.2 I-6      
  AE 2.3        
Unit 4: Parts of an Airplane
  AE 2.1 SC-H-1.4.1 SC-M-1.2.2 I-1  
  AE 2.2 SC-H-1.4.2 SC-M-1.2.3 I-2  
        I-3  
        I-4  
        I-5  
  Bird Flight
  AE 2.1 SC-H-1.4.1 AC-1 SC-M-1.2.2 I-6
  AE 2.2 SC-H-1.4.2 AC-2 SC-M-1.2.3  
  AE 2.3        
Unit 5: Detailed Studies in Thrust and Lift
  AE 2.1 SC-H-1.4.1 AC-1 SC-M-1.2.2  
  AE 2.2 SC-H-1.4.2 AC-2 SC-M-1.2.3  
  AE 2.3 SC-H-1.5.2 AC-3 SC-M-1.3.1  
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