Friday, August 14, 2015

SRC: Adventurous Heroes: Heroes of Flight



DVD: Eyewitness: Flight showing as kids arrive

Display books about flight (629.13), paper airplanes (745.592) and flyers – biographies of aviators and aviatrices: Wrights, Lindbergh, Earhart, Harriet Quimby, Ruth Law, Bessie Coleman, etc.

Wear flight jacket with "Fifinella" -- open with a discussion of famous (ask: Amelia Earhart, Wright Brothers?) and not so famous flyers (wearing WASP mascot patch - Ann B. Carl, from Somerset County, first American woman to fly jet plane), Booktalk Flight: The Journey of Charles Lindbergh by Robert Burleigh – up 36+ hours, couldn’t fall asleep or would crash, no sandwiches, journal on thigh,  Soar Elinor by Tami Lewis Brown (teenage aviatrix who flew under all 4 NYC bridges on a dare!),  point out other biographies, books on airplanes and flight, and on making paper airplanes.


Read: Daredevil: The Daring Life of Betty Skelton by Meghan McCarthy – pilot, auto-racer, and almost-astronaut!

Experiment: hand out strips of paper, blow and watch how they lift UP!  (“c” from

Make and fly paper airplanes – “classic” plus unusual “Flying Saucer” “Spirit of Alabama” (instructions:


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