Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Flight (Forces & Motion) 2nd Grade

You have to love a Science topic that lets you throw paper airplanes and count it as schoolwork. Here's a rundown of our Science of Flight study:

DVDs/Netflix:
History's Mysteries: The Wright Brothers Controversy
The Magic of Flight: IMAX
Bill Nye Gravity
Bill Nye Friction
Bill Nye Physics
MSB Super Sports Fun
MSB Gains Weight
MSB Goes on Air
MSB Taking Flight
MSB Ups & Downs
Wright Brothers' Flying Machine: NOVA
Wright Brothers: First in Flight
World Flight discs 1 & 2
Biography: Amelia Earhart
Age of Flight: X-Planes


Websites:
Amelia Earhart Museum
Amelia Earhart
Charles Lindbergh Biography
American Experience: Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh PBS
Wright Brothers First Flight
Wright Brothers History
Wright Brothers
Amusement Park Physics
Fear of Physics
Physics Central
Physics4Kids
Magic School Bus



Books:

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart




Activities/Experiments:

The Magic School Bus Soaring Into Flight Science Kit:
a variety of activities (12 total) about air pressure, air resistance, lift, drag, and gravity; including paper airplanes, a glider, a foam rocket, and parachute.

We also took a field trip to a local children's Science museum, where we spent extra time at the exhibits on flight and forces & motion.