Aviation Educator Resources

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Arianne Sarzotti, NPS biological science technician at Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park.

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Here you will find a broad variety of resources containing aviation education information, membership organizations, and listings of events from both private and government establishments. These resources and tools are helpful to educators who are looking for ways to broaden their instruction on aviation. We encourage educators to teach students all about the subject of aviation and how to obtain a career in aviation.


Private Organization Resources

Government Resources

Private Organizations Resources

  • Academy of Model Aeronautics
    This museum documents the history of aeromodeling. The education program offers scholarships, lesson plans, and summer camps for young aviation enthusiasts. A new exhibit, "Spinning Tops to Whirling Props," touches on the advances made by the Wright Brothers through their 1905 Flyer.
  • Air Force Association (AFA)
    The AFA “is an independent, nonprofit, civilian education organization” that partnered with the Aerospace Education Fund (AEF) in 2006 to promote aviation education through membership supports, scholarships, grants, publications, and events.
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Online resource - (AOPA)
    For teachers and students, online interactive courses, quizzes, webinars and announcements on responsible aviation.
  • National Coalition for Aviation Education
    This organization, partnered with the FAA, actively promotes aviation and space education throughout the nation with membership activities, lesson plans, summer camps, and scholarships.
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Government Resources

  • Teaching with Historic Places - U.S. National Park Service
    Lesson plans related to the history of aviation--from the first controlled, powered flight to America's space programs. These lessons, based on sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places, are free and ready for immediate classroom use by students in history and social studies classes.
  • Educator Resources - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    Includes curriculum, in-class activities, simulations, and teacher workshops. All activities are organized by school level and consist of puzzles and games to more challenging projects and hands-on experiments.
  • Aerospace Activities & Lessons - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    A wide variety of aerospace activities and lesson plans have been generated by active teachers, educators, and NASA engineers and scientists. These activities are sponsored by the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate from NASA HQ, through the Educational Programs Office at NASA Glenn. Many of the activities were developed for the Learning Technologies Project at NASA Glenn. The activities address the Centennial of Flight, model and bottle rocketry, aerodynamics, and other topics.

Last updated: September 18, 2017