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Activities and Fireworks for Flight

Feb 5-9 & Feb 12-16

Note: The flight topic spans two weeks!

Workshop Activities Flying Machines

1. Craft – Bird's-eye View Art Project

2. Key Points – Flight, According to Leonardo

3. Collaborative – Leonardo's Parachute

4. Writing – Cinquain Poetry

5. Math/Logic – Do a 180

6. Genius Principle - Mistakes

7. Big Activity – Flight Challenge

8. Movement - Runway Obstacle Course

Workshop Activities Flight Fest

1. Craft - Windsocks

2. Key Points – First Flights

3. Collaborative – Wing Warp

4. Writing – Plain Plane: Homophones

5. Math/Logic – Forces of Flight Graphing

6. Genius Principle – Lifelong Learing: Travel the World

7. Big Activity – Flight Competition

8. Movement - Fill the air with things that fly

Minecraft Class Flying Machines

  • History of Flight Quick Builds

  • Experience various wing shapes

  • Elytra obstacle course

  • Build Challenge: design your own plane

Minecraft Class Flight Fest

  • Four forces of flight

  • Quick build - all students help build the parts of an airplane

  • helicopter, plane, parachutes obstacle course race

  • Build Challenge: spacecraft

Upcoming Activities

  • Call to Adventure – Livestream every Tuesday morning at 6:45 AM on Celebration Education Families Facebook page:

  • Disneyland Meetup: 2/7 - Flight -

  • Field Trips

  • 2/14 John Wayne Airport tour

  • 2/14 Yucaipa Cilty Hall tour

  • Weekly Teen Hang Outs – Wednesdays in Santa Ana, 2-8


Read through the fireworks and choose five that you think might interest your child. Allow him or her to select 1-3 of them.

Note: This Fireworks are to last for two weeks, as we have two whole weeks on flight!

  • Make a timeline that shows the history of flight.

  • Watch “Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines”

  • Observe different paper airplane shapes. Why do different shapes fly differently? Write your observations in your notebook, along with sketches.

  • Leonardo said, “Feathers shall raise men even as they do birds, toward heaven; that is by letters written with their quills.” How can this be? Provide examples.

  • Write a press release to announce a new flying machine.

  • Measure your wingspan (with arms outstretched, fingertip to fingertip). Compare with the wingspan of family members.

  • Write a biography about a woman who flew airplanes (real or fiction).

  • Draw the Wright Brothers' motorized plane in your notebook. Label the parts.

  • Make parachutes using plastic grocery bags.

  • Design your own “flying machine” that you think would have been useful in Leonardo’s time.

  • Do some plane math:

  • What would it be like if Leonardo could meet the Wright Brothers? What questions would they ask one another? What do you think their answers would be? Write their conversation in your notebook.

  • Observe how birds fly. Draw a bird in flight.

  • Design your own flying machine – first study the designs that have already been tried.

  • Visit an airport.

  • Why can't we fly like a bird?

  • Observe flight in nature, both in birds and seed pods.

  • Build the best paper airplane in the world:

  • Imagine that Leonardo was successful in getting his flying machine to fly. What do you think Leonardo would have written in his notebook about it? Write it in yours.

  • Write a science fiction story about flying machines of the future.

  • Write down as many different types of transportation that you can think of. Ask 25 people which modes of transportation they have been on. Tally the results. Make a bar graph or pie chart of your results.

  • Imagine that you have just witnessed the first flight of man ever. Write a descriptive essay about how you felt and where you were when the event occurred.

  • Take a homophones quiz:

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