Educator Resources for Flight

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s—a plane! How do those huge jumbo planes get up in the air anyway? Watch this BrainPOP movie on flight for a helpful introduction to exactly how planes fly despite their enormous weight. In the movie, Tim and Moby will teach you how the curved shape of a plane’s wings allow it to experience a force called lift; how jet engines provide the thrust that moves a plane forward; and how pilots make planes climb, dive, and turn. We’ve got everything you’ve always wanted to know about flying, so fasten your safety belt, put your seat in an upright position, and get ready to soar!