## Science

• 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.

## Mathematics

• 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.
• 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).