November 12, 2022

# How Airplanes Fly Lesson for Kids

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Children will be amazed as they learn about how airplanes fly for kids including the history of aeronautics, four forces of flight, and so much more. This airplanes for kids lesson includes not only information, but hands-on activities too. THis how do airplanes fly for kids is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders too.

## How airplanes fly for kids

Before beginning your study of aeronotics I suggest you teach your children about air pressure for kids. Once your students understand air, you are ready to dive in and understand how planes fly for kids. In this lesson on how airplanes fly for kids children will read some fun airplane books, watch some fascinating videos that explain how do airplanes fly for kids, and engaging airplane activiteis for kids too. This airplane lesson plans for kindergarten is handy to use with preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 studnets too.

## How planes fly for kids

To start out, we picked upsome wonderful books on airplanes and the history of flight:

Start off by reading some fascinating books on flight for kids!

## History of Airplanes

Learn about the history of airplanes by reading the books above, a local fieldtrip, and watching a video like the following:

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## 4 Forces of Flight

Help kids understand the four forces of flight: lift, thrust, weight, and drag by watching this video and then doing the following science experiments.
1. Lift The upward force that is created by the movement of air above and below a wing. Air flows faster above the wing and slower below the wing, creating a difference in pressure that tends to keep an airplane flying.
2. Gravity The force that pulls all objects towards the earth.
3. Thrust The force that moves a plane forward through the air. Thrust is created by a propeller or a jet engine.
4. Drag The air resistance that tends to slow the forward movement of an airplane.

Now I suggest building various paper airplanes and experimenting with the four forces of flight:

If you need a little help making a paper airplane these books are awesome! THey will teach your kids so much more than just the “regular” paper airplane. The Kids’ Paper Air Plane Book even includes colorful templates to use.

## Planes for Kids

Looking for more fun plane crafts for kids, science lessons, or transportation ideas? Check these out:

## Science Experiments for Kids

Looking for lots more fun, science experiments for kids? You’ve GOT to try some of these outrageously fun science experiments for kids! We have so many fun, creative and easy science experiments for elementary age children: