- Jay Jay the Jet Plane - "Super Loop-De-Loop"
Winnie Winger reminisces about Old Oscar being the first plane to ever perform the "double-over-under-upside-down-loop-de-loop." When Winnie comes to town, Oscar worries he will have to do the difficult stunt for his friend.
- Reading Rainbow
- "Bored -- Nothing to Do!"
On a lazy afternoon, two bored brothers keep themselves busy by building and flying an airplane. When LeVar takes a commercial airline flight, he finds out that airline employees do everything--from stocking up on meals and stowing luggage to flying the planes and caring for passengers. He has some fun flying a remote control model airplane, and explores the history of flight through film clips, then experiences piloting a plane himself.
Do in Class
- Arthur: What Flies? - Name things or animals that fly and discuss how they move.
- Between the Lions: High in the Sky - Learn how to construct something that flies, make starry art projects and paper planes.
- Reading Rainbow: Ruth Law Thrills a Nation - Travel through time to learn about the barnstorming days and flying machines of Bessie Coleman, the first African American woman to get her pilot's license.
- ZOOM: ZOOMdo - Glider - Follow these directions to create a super spinning plane.
- ZOOM: ZOOMdo - Push-Pull Card - Make your airplane fly across the sky with this simple craft.
- American Experience Wayback: Flight - Learn about aviators, barnstormers, and the first mail delivery with a plane. (Advanced Activity)
- Barney: Transportation Matching Game - Match the correct type of transportation with each background picture.
- Cyberchase: Airlines Builder - Explore the relationship between perimeter and area and discover how the shape of the airplane determines how many passengers can ride.
- Jay Jay the Jet Plane: Fly with Jay Jay - Take a tour of Tarrytown with Jay Jay.
- The Flyers!
By Allan Drummond
Published September 2003 by Farrar, Straus, & Giroux
Five children on the dunes of North Carolina fantasize about flying while the Wright brothers prepare to make their first 12-second flight. The children's imaginings outline the history of flight from Kitty Hawk to the Moon landing. The final two-page watercolor is a timeline of manned flight.
- Pigs on the Move: Fun with Math and Travel
By Amy Axelrod and Sharon McGinley-Nally
Published October 2002 by Alladin Library
The Pigs miss their flight to Bean Town and wonder if they will have Christmas with the cousins. Arranging another flight, Mr. Pig saves the day. Or does he? The pilot and crew look a lot like Santa and the reindeer, and the flight has a few unexpected stops. Children 4-8 will learn about time zones, distance and speed.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.