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Mystic Aquarium's Online Educational Resources

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STEM for Kids Online Resources

Mystic Aquarium is sharing fun and free resources for families to access from home through our STEM Mentoring for the Planet program. This week's theme:

Flight ✈️

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All About Flight

Visit the Aeronautics Kids Pages from NASA to learn all about aerospace engineering. You can explore the history of flight, airplanes, games, and more.  

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Flight Podcasts

Listen to the How Do Airplanes Fly? podcast from Brains On! to learn how planes stay in the air, why people can’t fly when they flap their arms, and more.    

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Make Your Own Paper Stunt Planes

Watch this video to learn how to create looping, flapping, and long-distance traveling paper stunt planes, including the Boomerang, the Bat Plane, the Tumbling Wing, and a world-record-holding paper airplane named Suzanne.    

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More Flight Activities

Use household materials to explore flight through the Curveball Demonstrator activity from the Exploratorium, the Three, Two, One activity from the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and dozens of STEM Activities from the Frontiers of Flight Museum.    

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Careers in Flight

Watch the Tracy Drain: Flight Systems Engineer and Transforming the Future of Flight videos from PBS to hear from people with exciting careers in the field of aerospace engineering.

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