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As noted in yesterday’s tip about new airline face mask rules, the number of people flying through American airports last Sunday (170,254 people passed TSA checkpoints) is just a fraction of the number seen one year prior. (On May 3, 2019, 2,512,598 people passed through TSA checkpoints.) For now, COVID-19 is keeping people (mostly) grounded.

While so many of us are stuck at home, United has made 14 aviation-themed teaching tools free for use. They’re pretty fun and clever, especially if you or your kids like aviation. The kits “were originally developed so that United employees could volunteer at schools and share their passion for the aviation industry” and “[capture] the STEM principles and creativity that are synonymous with aviation and travel.” They’re available for three different age groups:

  • Grades K-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8

More on United’s aviation-themed activities

All the activities are available to download free on this page. Among the aviation-themed activities:

  • Passport making (K-2)
  • Paper plane making (K-2)
  • Fake news broadcasts on famous aviation figures (3-5)
  • Writing poems about other countries and cultures (6-8)
  • Learning about careers in aviation (6-8)

What do you think?

Tried these out? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!


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