Alex’s paper airplanes – how to make great paper airplanes
“How to make the best paper airplanes.” videos and step-by-step instructions
Free Paper Airplane Designs-Printable Templates
“Download any of the free paper airplane designs below and get flying!
Just print out the template onto standard 8.5″ X 11” printer paper. The fold and cut lines are clearly printed right onto the template, and each paper airplane design has easy-to-follow instructions. Make sure to read the printing tips at the bottom of this page. Also see the Flying Tips page for information about how to get the best performance out of your models. “
Paper Airplane: Amazing Paper Airplanes
“F-22 Raptor | 747 Jumbo Jet | F-15 Eagle(A) | F-15 Eagle(B) | Nighthawk Paper Airplane | Space Shuttle Paper Airplane | Falcon Paper Plane | Airliner 717 Paper Airplane | Supersonic Concorde Paper Plane | Triplet Paper Airplane| Cruise Missile | The Basic Dart Paper Airplane | Delta_Fighter Paper Airplane | Seaplane | Bellybutton Glider”
Free Paper Airplanes-Flying Tips
“No matter what anyone tells you, EVERY paper airplane needs fine-tuning to achieve its best performance. There are several things you should keep in mind while making adjustments to your planes. “
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – Kids Pages – Kids Home Page
75 Years Since the Hindenburg Disaster – In Focus – The Atlantic
Some rarely seen pictures and an original newsreel (link on pic 22) of the Hindenburg and the 1937 disaster. Over the years people have seen parts of the Hindenburg but nothing like this one.
These photographs are truly amazing.
Help your child’s maths | Oxford Owl
“Take a look here for general top tips or select from the panel for age-specific ideas for 3-5 and 5-7 year olds.”
Practical PBL: Four Tips for Better Implementation | Edutopia
“Rule of Three — a three-member team means each team has three relationships being negotiated. I made that change in my classroom and found that teams of three became units able to function at a higher level more quickly, and they really needed each member present to make it work. Three students gave them enough variety of experience and ideas to sharpen their creativity and enable outside-the-box thinking. Also, it was easier for me to devise tasks and deliverables that gave each member something meaningful to contribute.”
These Really Exist: Giant Concrete Arrows That Point Your Way Across America : Condé Nast Traveler
“The Postal Service solved the problem with the world’s first ground-based civilian navigation system: a series of lit beacons that would extend from New York to San Francisco. Every ten miles, pilots would pass a bright yellow concrete arrow. Each arrow would be surmounted by a 51-foot steel tower and lit by a million-candlepower rotating beacon. (A generator shed at the tail of each arrow powered the beacon.) Now mail could get from the Atlantic to the Pacific not in a matter of weeks, but in just 30 hours or so.”
The Best Resources For “Moon Day” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…
“anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, and apparently it is celebrated as Moon Day (that was news to me).
Here are some previously-posted “The Best…” lists that are related to the moon”
Free Paper Airplanes-Links
AMA Education Blog
“AMA EDUCATION BLOG
The Academy in the organization’s name is no less relevant today because a major focus of the sport and hobby of aero-modeling is life-long learning, whether a member is young or simply young at heart.”
The First Transcontinental Day/Night
“pilot and biplane, carrying 350 pounds of mail bound first for Cleveland then for points west, as far as San Francisco, disappeared into the early morning gloom. The time was 6:14 a.m. The place, Hazelhurst Field, Mineola, Long Island, and the date, February 22, l921. Ten minutes earlier mail pilot Elmer G. Leonhardt also had taken off from the same field. On the other side of the continent, U.S. Air Mail Service pilots Farr Nutter and Raymond J. Little lifted their de Havillands from San Francisco heading east toward the sun, much of their commemorative airmail addressed to New York.”
6 talks to watch this Moon Day | TED Blog
“To celebrate Moon Day, catch up on the latest in lunar exploration and space travel. The ideas worth sharing here are the first steps in the next giant leap for mankind.”
What is Aviation Archaeology?
“Aviation archaeology is primarily the locating and documenting of old aircraft crash sites. It focuses on the preservation of these sites and of the history surrounding the activities that caused them. There are many ways to preserve crash sites and their history. However, a major barrier that stands in the way is a lack of knowledge on the part of the public and land managers.”
Build a Moon Habitat! :: NASA’s The Space Place
“You can be a Moon explorer too. Practice by building your own Moon habitat. Pretend you are an astronaut working with your team mates on the Moon to build your new home. Materials you will need to build one Moon habitat: 148 sheets of newspaper (use a paper with large pages—tabloid size is too small—and use the full square spread)”
Engineering students devise low-cost wind tunnel – The Times of India
“A wind tunnel is used to study the influence of wind on moving bodies. The structure creates a near similar wind conditions as prevalent in nature when bodies move at high velocity. For this purpose, scaled down models of automobiles or aircrafts are kept inside the tunnel and high velocity airstreams are created and forces acting on the model are analyzed using suitable force measuring devices. Such measurements help in refining the body design”
iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Oxford Owl: free ebooks (with audio!)
“Oxford Owl is an incredible collection of free children’s ebooks for kids ages 3-11. Each ebook has accompanying audio so that students can choose to read along, or read independently. The books also have activities that focus on reading comprehension and story recall. “
Especially for Students | NIE WORLD
“paper and a stapler would be all you need to create a life-size structure big enough to hold a bevy of children? Our dome was, at turns, a fort, a gingerbread house, a cave, and a camping tent. And after the fun, it was easily turned back into plain old recyclable newspaper.”
Video Making a Social Impact through Engineering – ASME
“Dr. Amos Winter shares his roadmap for advancing technologies for social change from conception to distribution by engaging end users, manufacturers, and distributors, as well as leveraging the talents of both undergraduate and graduate students.”
AOPA Hover Power » Blog Archive » Coaxial rotors
“coaxial rotors, uses a pair of helicopter rotors mounted one above the other to produce both lift and thrust. Sikorsky’s high speed technology demonstrator the X2 uses this design as well as many Russian helicopters.
To neutralize the torque, the rotors spin in opposite directions creating equal and opposite torques that cancel each other and eliminate the need for a tail rotor. Yaw control is achieved by increasing the collective pitch of one rotor and decreasing the collective pitch on the other. “