Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Transportation topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Travel Abroad

Find out the distances between your community and to places around the state, province, country, or world. How far is it between your community and Addis Abba, Ethiopia? Seoul, South Korea? You can use a map program on the Internet to get the information. Then on a world map, draw lines between the locations and mark the distance. Where in the world would your child like to go? How would he or she get there? Mark flight paths and ship paths to get from one destination to the other. Which would take longer? Why?

History of Aviation

Have your child look up images on the Internet or research at the library to see how flying machines or planes have changed throughout history. How are the machines alike or different? What designs were more successful than others? Why? Then research modern planes and space shuttles. What is the fastest plane in the world? How fast did the Wright brother’s plane go on its first flight? Your child can prepare a short report or create a timeline with pictures accompanied by facts.