Take Flight

From planes and kites to butterflies and birds, discover the fables and physics of things that fly.

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Events

curious crew elephant toothpaste roadshow

Elephant Toothpaste with Curious Crew

Virtual Event in partnership with WKAR on June 22 at 10am

Detroit Zoo Penguins event with Michigan Learning Channel

Behind the Scenes with the Penguins from the Detroit Zoo

Online Event on June 24 at 10am

This Week's Lessons

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  • Meet a Scientist – Dr. Vernon Morris

    Meet a Scientist – Dr. Vernon Morris

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Dr. Vernon Morris talks about his work learning about our atmosphere and why increasing access to STEM careers is his passion.

  • Meet a Scientist – Caprice Phillips

    Meet a Scientist – Caprice Phillips

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Caprice Phillips shares how trips to her grandparent's home in rural Arkansas with her first telescope inspired her to search for planets outside our solar sys…

  • Ask the Authors: What’s your favorite pizza topping?

    Ask the Authors: What’s your favorite pizza topping?

    English4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    PBS Books asked your favorite authors a pressing question: What's your favorite pizza topping?

  • Code.org: Building a Foundation

    Code.org: Building a Foundation

    Computer Science3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Work on a difficult task to build a strong foundation.

  • DIY Movie Maker! Build a Zoetrope

    DIY Movie Maker! Build a Zoetrope

    ArtScience3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Imagine taking a 2-Dimensional drawing and animating it to create your very own movie while you build a zoetrope! Follow along with Mister C and put your artwo…

  • At Home DIA: Kite Making
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    At Home DIA: Kite Making

    Art2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Inspired by American artist Elliott Erwitt's "Stinson Beach Boy with Kite, 1975" — make a simple kite at home, using home office and gift-wrapping supplies.

  • Airplane Pilot

    Airplane Pilot

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Fasten your seat belt as Janellyn learns how to fly a plane with Delta Air Lines pilot Emily Coaker! Janellyn’s knowledge about aviation soars as Emily gives h…

  • Ornithologist

    Ornithologist

    Career Exploration3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

    Janellyn gets a bird’s eye view of ornithology from expert Pam Rasmussen! Ornithologist Pam Rasmussen explains the science behind the study of birds. Pam and J…