United at-home aviation activities for all age groups - United Hub

Learning on the fly with United

By The Hub team

Watching planes fly overhead or visiting an airport has kickstarted dreams, adventures and even careers! Whether you're social distancing, learning virtually or back at school, kids can explore the world of flight at home with United.

We've captured the STEM principles and creativity that are synonymous with aviation and travel and put them into 14 grab-and-go lesson kits for three different age groups. Print out the packs or assign the activities using a computer and let imaginations soar within your family or classroom.

Tip: Host these lessons virtually using aviation backgrounds to fit each scene!

United - A Virtual Field Trip with Captain Brian Jackson

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Learn about the parts of a plane and create a picture of one using paper and popsicle sticks

Discuss the parts of a plane and use this knowledge to make your own paper planes

Make paper planes to learn what variables like weight and lift have on a plane's ability to fly

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Discuss airline jobs and color pictures of the most interesting jobs

Play a question game to try to guess aviation job descriptions

Create a fun infomercial highlighting the important aspects of two aviation-related careers

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Learn about different cultures by writing short poems based on research into various countries

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Explore your creative side with United-themed mazes, word searches and more

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By United Newsroom, September 23, 2021

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By United Newsroom, September 17, 2021

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines announced today that new service between Washington, D.C. and Lagos, Nigeria will begin November 29 (subject to government approval). The airline will operate three weekly flights connecting the U.S. capital to Nigeria's largest city, which is also the top Western African destination for U.S-based travelers. Tickets will be available for sale on united.com and the United app this weekend.

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By United Newsroom, September 09, 2021

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