In honour of this weekend’s Waterloo Air Show today’s Make and Do is all about airplanes.
Make your own styrofoam airplane from a well washed meat or vegetable tray, or try with lightweight cardboard or plastic.
Explore lift and air currents with this fun project.
Print and colour this activitiy booklet about airplanes and airports, including a diagram of the parts of an airplane and the cockpot.
Practise the aviation alphabet.
Enjoy some books from the Guelph Public Library about air shows and planes.
Air show! by Treat Williams and illustrations by Robert Neubecker.
Ellie and her brother, Gill, go to an air show with their father where they see planes such as the Gulfstream and B-17, but Ellie’s real treat is when she gets to fly shotgun in a stunt plane.
Modern marvels. Air shows DVD
An all-access look at the high-flying spectacles and amazing aerobatics of air shows. See how aviation technology not only affects air shows, but how air shows have further advanced aviation. Also includes a look at the first air show in 1909.
Flying machine written by Andrew Nahum
A photo essay tracing the history and development of aircraft from hot-air balloons to jetliners includes information on the principles of flight and the inner workings of various flying machines.
Plane by Chris Oxlade and illustrated by George Fryer.
What parts make up a plane? How do a car’s brakes work? What’s inside a train’s engine? These questions and more are answered in “Take it Apart, a series that combines clear text and diagrams to examine the inner workings of transportation vehicles.
The magic school bus, taking flight by Gail Herman and illustrated by Carolyn Bracken
Join Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus gang for some higher learning in this high flying adventure. The class learns how a plane gets up in the air, stays up, and is steered.