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100 Days of Learning

100 Days of Learning

Celebrate 100 years of Boeing with 100 Days of learning. Join us as we explore the world of aerospace with free educational materials.

Overview

Over the past 100 years Boeing has made great strides in the world of aerospace. To celebrate their centennial, Boeing launched 100 Days of Learning, an education initiative designed to support educators, parents and mentors and provide them with free, accessible resources to spark imagination and creativity in the minds of children and adults across the globe.

100 Days of Learning spanned four months, from July 15 through October 22, 2016, and was made possible by Boeing's engineers and education partners who teamed up to co-create K-12 resources that focus on applying science to solve tough, real-world problems.

The 100 Days of Learning content is still available for free below. Get inspired by our collection of lesson plans, videos, interactive media and design challenges, all of which are intended to increase their interest and aptitude for 21st century skills.

Want to learn how to apply these resources in your classroom? Check out our webinar in partnership with EdWeek.

The Magic of Flight

Unlock the secrets of flight by learning the principles that help our amazing flying machines soar!

Build a Plane Powered by Stored Energy

Build a Plane Powered by Stored Energy

Using a rubber band or balloon, can you create a plane that can fly straight for five feet?

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Build a Lightweight Airplane Wing

Build a Lightweight Airplane Wing

Design a lightweight wing structure that can carry a heavy load.

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Challenge of Flight

Challenge of Flight

Examine the forces that act on an airplane in flight, the motions a pilot controls, and the design process engineers use to design them.

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Higher and Faster

Higher and Faster

Explore the unique challenges of commercial flight and learn about the innovations that have helped overcome them.

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Quieter Cabin

Quieter Cabin

Students will design a quieter plane cabin by modeling a device to quiet exterior sound.

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Engineer an Airfoil

Engineer an Airfoil

Build an airfoil that can produce the most lift in a wind tunnel while carrying weight.

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How Flight Took Off

You Can Build It!

Are you ready to build a helicopter, deploy a satellite or fly a plane? Roll up your sleeves and dive into these hands-on engineering activities.

Deploy a Satellite

Deploy a Satellite

Design a satellite that can deploy large solar wings while still fitting inside a small launch tube.

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Engineer an Air-Powered Spinning Machine

Engineer an Air-Powered Spinning Machine

Build an air-powered spinning machine inspired by Boeing's CST-100 Starliner which transports people the International Space Station.

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Build a Plane Powered by Stored Energy

Build a Plane Powered by Stored Energy

Using a rubber band or balloon, can you create a plane that can fly straight for five feet?

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Make a Wave Machine

Make a Wave Machine

We talk to satellites through signal waves, which can transmit information over great distances. Design your own device to carry a wave's movement.

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Build a Lightweight Airplane Wing

Build a Lightweight Airplane Wing

Design a lightweight wing structure that can carry a heavy load.

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Design a Robotic Arm

Design a Robotic Arm

Look, no hands! In this challenge, you'll design a robotic arm that can move a marble, a straw, and a washer into a cup all by itself.

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Build a Helicopter

Build a Helicopter

Build a helicopter that flies ten feet in the air and stays up for three seconds while carrying a penny.

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Build a Soundmaker

Build a Soundmaker

Learn how waves work and build a machine that makes sound waves by vibrating itself and the air around it.

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Hack a  Box

Hack a Box

Planes rely on secure computer networks to send and receive information to and from the ground. Build a box that you can keep it safe from hackers.

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Build a Plane Painting Machine

Build a Plane Painting Machine

Make a machine that uses a marker or brush to paint plane parts.

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Engineer an Automated Wrapping Machine

Engineer an Automated Wrapping Machine

Create a machine to wrap an object the way Boeing wraps carbon fiber fuselages.

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Make a Hydraulic Machine

Make a Hydraulic Machine

Design a machine that uses a fluid to move and can lift at least 10 pennies.

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Career Runway

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