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Free Resources: Teaching Tools from the National Air and Space Museum

Posted Jul 8, 2007
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The National Air and Space Museum offers a variety of classroom resources, including online activities and teaching materials, designed for use in learning across the curriculum.

The museum’s online activities include:

-Airplane Anatomy – A curriculum program focused on the Wright brothers and the first airplane.

-Black Wings – A curriculum program built around the stories of African-American aviation pioneers.

-CyberCenter – A simulated research center at the National Air and Space Museum. Students can try on the role of an intern (level one), a research assistant (level two) and a principal investigator (level three).

-Geography from Space - An online quiz that tests geography knowledge. The Geography from Space 2007 contest begins in the fall.

The Air and Space Museum also offers electronic field trips available via the Apple Learning Exchange, interactive videoconferenced lessons and professional development workshops.

In addition, free posters and classroom materials are available online.

National Air and Space Museum, http://www.nasm.si.edu/education/index.cfm.  


 
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