• Create a classroom model of an airport terminal.
  • Collect and interpret weather maps from the local newspapers.
  • Discuss what kinds of science would be important for pilots to study and understand. Why?
  • Discuss why weather is an important factor for aircraft to fly safely.
  • List and discuss environmental concerns when constructing a new airport in any community.


  • Discuss what the numbers on a runway mean.
  • If traveling to different times zones, determine what the local time will be when reaching the destination.
  • Make a graph comparing the distances flown by the rotor motor, bag balloon, and delta wing glider.
  • Determine how many years elapsed between different time line events.

Technology Education

  • Discuss technology that contributes to airport safety.
  • Discuss the importance of computers on aircraft and in airports.

Fine Arts

  • Make a mobile using aviation as a theme.
  • Design or draw the layout of an airport.
  • Design art that depicts what airports will look like in the future.

Social Studies

  • Undertake a field trip to the local airport.
  • Create an advertisement to market your privately owned airline.
  • Debate possible locations for a new airport in your community.
  • Research the history of your local airport.
  • Invite airport employees, or pilots, to speak to students about their careers in aviation/aerospace.
  • Discuss careers available in the aviation field.
  • Interview airport employees.
  • Research the development of airports. How have airports changed?

Language Arts

  • Write an imaginary conversation between the control tower and pilot.
  • Fill out a logbook as if you were a pilot for an airline.
  • Role-play as a newspaper reporter at a major historical aviation event.
  • Write a story about an aviation-related job.
  • Imagine you are a pilot or navigator; you just completed an adventurous flight, and you are describing the flight for a television news program.

Health/Physical Education

  • Discuss the feelings experienced when flying in an airplane.
  • Determine how long it will take to walk or run the distance of a typical airport runway (.6-3.0 km).
  • Determine how many students standing shoulder-to-shoulder it takes to equal the wingspan of these aircraft: 747 airliner (60.3 m wingspan), F-15 Eagle (13.2 m wingspan), and X-15 rocket airplane (6.8 m wingspan).