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DOWNLOAD NOW: ‘Museum in a Box’ Flight Science Lessons

By SpaceRef Editor
September 15, 2012
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NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has been busy adding to and updating nearly all the Museum in a Box lesson plans over the past few months. Currently there are 32 lessons available that span grade levels K-12.

Great for educators at museums, science centers and schools, Museum in a Box provides exciting hands-on/minds-on lessons with an aeronautics theme to inspire future scientists, mathematicians and engineers. All lessons align with national science and mathematics standards.

Lesson categories include History of Flight, Parts of an Airplane, Principles of Flight, Structures and Materials (including space shuttle tire and tile lessons), Propulsion, Future Flight, Careers in Aeronautics, and Airspace.

Lessons that can be downloaded are marked “Available for download” next to the lesson title.

To download the lessons, visit

If you have questions about Museum in a Box, contact April Lanotte at

SpaceRef staff editor.