BuildAPlane Teachers’ Day 2014 – July 29

Teachers’ Day 2014 July 29, 2014 Teachers’ Day 2014 – Online Registration INSTRUCTIONS: Complete the form below to register for the 2014 event. Registration is free but space is limited. http://buildaplane.org/teachers_day_register.php Build A Plane will acknowledge enrollment in Teacher’s Aviation Day via email, and my registration packet is available for pickup at the event from 7:30-8:30am, July 29th, 2014. Teachers participating in this event can receive Continuing Education credit Teachers completing the Teacher’s Aviation Day will be given free admission into AirVenture 2014 for July 29, 2014. A registration confirmation will be sent in early July along with other event … Continue reading BuildAPlane Teachers’ Day 2014 – July 29

67. WHAT THE ROCKS TELL US

from Come Fly With Me – Exploring Science through aviation and aerospace concepts. SUBJECT: Science GRADE: 7,8,9 GROUP SIZE: Small TIME: 2-45 minute periods TYPE OF ACTIVITY: Student Investigation Teacher Demo TEACHING STRATEGY: Expository Guided Discovery CONCEPTS: Rock Identification Moon Rocks SKILLS: Following Directions Collecting and Interpreting Data Objectives: To have students use various methods to identify rocks; to relate the study of Earth rocks to Moon rocks. rocks data sheet Materials: Unknown rocks, numbered; dilute hydro-choloric acid; knife blade or nail; hand lens; colored pens or crayons, activity sheet; rock identification key; Moon Rocks (See end of activity for … Continue reading 67. WHAT THE ROCKS TELL US

66. COMETS

from Come Fly With Me – Exploring Science through aviation and aerospace concepts. SUBJECT: Science GRADE: 7,8,9 GROUP SIZE: Large TIME: 60 minutes TYPE OF ACTIVITY: Discussion Student Investigation TEACHING STRATEGY: Open Discovery Guided Discovery CONCEPTS: Comet Orbit Period SKILLS: Reading for Information Interpreting Data Objectives: To understand the structure of a comet; to understand comet orbits and periods. Materials: Books, pamphlets, etc., on comets. Teacher Background Information: In 582 AD, Gregory of Tours wrote the following: “. . . there were rains, lightnings and great thunderclaps in the month of January. Trees blossomed; the comet appeared in such a … Continue reading 66. COMETS

65. HOW LONG ‘TIL WE GET THERE?

SUBJECT: Science GRADE: 7,8,9 GROUP SIZE: Individual TIME: 60 minutes TYPE OF ACTIVITY: Student Activity Discussion ~ TEACHING STRATEGY Guided Discovery Discussion CONCEPTS: Light Year Relative Distance Space Travel SKILLS: Reading and Interpreting Data Computation Objectives: To provide the opportunity to calculate distances from Earth to a “nearby” star; to understand one of the difficulties about traveling in space is the time it takes to get somewhere. how long activity sheet Materials: Activity sheet provided. Teacher Background Information: One of the major problems with space travel is the amount of time it takes to cover the vast distances to even … Continue reading 65. HOW LONG ‘TIL WE GET THERE?