Explore the Magic of Flight with
STEM/STEAM Curriculum for Elementary Learners
Notice of ESSER Compliance:
There's Magic in the Air (1) responds to academic needs in Science, Math, and STEM learning through guided, hands-on Science labs, (2) expands class libraries and (3) incentivizing literacy by including a physical book with every student license. There's Magic in the Air (4) provides supplemental academic enrichment materials for use with in-school acceleration, out-of-school programs and/or summer learning.
There's Magic in the Air...
STEM Curriculum designed for Elementary Learners
Created and written by an active pilot. Designed in partnership with an award-winning STEM/STEAM Education company.
Lessons, STEM activities, videos, and a 90-page book
Six lessons with teacher plans, hands-on student activities with instructional videos, and a 90-page book for every student
Explores STEM concepts through aviation
Through the lens of aviation, students explore gravity, lift, weather, convection, scale, careers, and more. Aligns to numerous K-6+ standards.
One Unit with Six Lesson Plans...
Each lesson is designed for a 45-60 minute class with additional extension materials.
Aligns to National Academic Standards including CCSS, NSES, and K-12 STEM Guidelines.
Tiered projects provides options for K-6+ learners.
Complementary, virtual walkthrough with the curriculum team available upon request.
In each video, Mr. Dorian models the hands-on assignment using kid-friendly instruction.
A great teacher resource to help guide instruction.
A Student Book
Students receive Captain David Visser's book, There's Magic in the Air, which includes over 90 pages of...
✈ Extension learning to help reinforce key concepts
✈ Inspirational Quotes, Life Lessons, and Prompts to help emotional development
✈ Thematic coloring pages
There's Magic in the Air
Ready for Takeoff?
A Message from
As a pilot, I see children boarding for their first flight, their minds burning with questions. I know because I wanted to be a pilot since I was three years old.
Now that I am a professional pilot, I want to share my love of aviation and do my best to answer those burning questions!
Unfortunately, I found that the resources for kids were either too cumbersome or only focused on the glamour of becoming a pilot. These resources missed the bigger picture of aviation--the engineering challenges and incredible technologies, the various careers, the future of sustainable fuels...the very science of flight!
There’s Magic in the Air is a complete package for reaching, teaching, and inspiring kids about aviation and the role it plays in a brighter, greener future. It is professional content created by a pilot and designed with curriculum experts.
Here's to inspiring the next generation to take to the skies!
Put wings on your dreams!