Transportation Theme Unit – Printables

Transportation Theme Unit – Printables

Transportation Theme Unit – Printables Transportation Time Line      Transportation – Pre-made

Transportation Theme Unit – Printables

Transportation Time Line

     Transportation - Pre-made PDF for your bulletin board (5 pages)

     Customize the transportation printable and make custom print-outs

Signs and Traffic Lights Activity Book

Road Signs Activity

Make a Daily Transportation Activity Lesson Plan Book

Reading Comprehensions - Special Education High Interest Reading

     The Wonder Tunnel (Hi/Lo Grades 2-3)

Short Reading Comprehensions

Very Quick Readers

     Chugga, Chugga, Choo, Choo! All About Trains (Very Quick Reader; Grades 2-4 Readability)

Short Readers

     The Montgolfier Brothers and the Hot Air Balloon (Short Reader; Grades 3-5 Readability)

     Military Air Forces (Short Reader; Grades 4-6 Readability)

     Helicopters (Short Reader; Grades 4-7 Readability)


     Los helicópteros (grades 4-7)


Reading Comprehensions


     Freddy and the Freight Train (Grades 2-3)

     Jamal's Journey (Grades 3-5)

     Westward Ho! (Grades 3-5)


     Boats and Great Sea Explorers (Grades 3-4)

     Bicycles (Grades 3-4)

     Travel in Space (Grades 3-4)

     Trains (Grades 3-4)

     Travel in the Sky (Grades 3-4)

     Cars (Grades 3-4)

     Subways (Grades 3-4)

     Hot Air Balloons (Grades 3-4)

     How Do Airplanes Work? (Grades 3-6)

     How Do Hot Air Balloons Work? (Grades 4-6)

     How Does It Fly? (Grades 5-7)

     Metal Birds, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)

     Metal Birds, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)

     How Does Your Boat Float? (Grades 6-8)

     Hybrid Cars (Grades 6-8)

     What Makes a Plane Fly? (Grades 6-8)

     How Does a Canoe Work? (Grades 6-8)

Animals in Motion

     Animals of Unusual Locomotion (Grades 4-6)

     Animals in Motion (Grades 3-5)

Energy and Motion

     It's Dynamic! Laws of Motion and Speed (Grades 5-7)

     It's Dynamic! Force and Energy (Grades 5-7)


     Along Came the Engine, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)

     Along Came the Engine, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)

     Driving Back Through History (Grades 5-7)

     The Piston Push (Grades 5-7)

     You Want Fuel With That? (Grades 5-7)

     Journey to the Center of the Engine (Grades 5-7)

     Mission - Automatic Transmission (Grades 5-7)

     Mission - Manual Transmission (Grades 5-7)

     Tires (Grades 5-7)

     Jet Reaction, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)

     Jet Reaction, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)

     Lubrication and Cooling (Grades 5-7)

     A Train Without a Ticket? (Grades 5-7)

     What's That Part? (Grades 5-7)


     Air Navigation, Part 1 (Grades 5-7)

     Air Navigation, Part 2 (Grades 5-7)

     Yaw Turn! (Grades 5-7)

     Evolution of the Airplane (Grades 5-7)

     Flying Cigars (Grades 5-7)

     Fly to My House? (Grades 5-7)


     The Science of "Rocket Science" (Grades 5-7)

     The Rocket Into Space: The Launch (Grades 5-7)

     Rocket to Space: The Orbit (Grades 5-7)

     The "Blast Off" Engineers (Grades 7-9)

     The Nosy Space Ship (Grades 7-9)

     Satellites (Grades 7-9)

     Space Stations (Grades 7-9)

     Shuttle to the Stars (Grades 7-9)

     Whosa NASA? (Grades 8-10)


     TRENES (grades 3-4)

     Viaje por el cielo (grades 3-4)

     El subterráneo (grades 3-4)

     Globos aerostáticos (grades 3-4)

     Aves de metal (segunda parte) (grades 5-7)

     Cohete al espacio: la órbita (grades 5-7)

Document Based Activities


Compare and Contrast

Read and Color


Plays:  Reader's Theater Scripts

     Feet and Hooves and Wheels and Wings (Grades 1-3)

Conversations (foreign languages)


     The breakdown - French and English

     We're off! - French and English

     Clean Transportation - French and English

     The traffic jam - French and English


     First Steps – Going to Munich - German and English


Transportation Social Studies Review (multiple choice with writing questions)

     Transportation first grade social studies questions

     Transportation second grade social studies questions

     Transportation third grade social studies questions

     Transportation fourth grade social studies questions

     Transportation fifth grade social studies questions

     Transportation sixth grade social studies questions

Book Units

    Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel (Grades K-2)

    Eat My Dust - Henry Ford's First Race (Step Into Reading) (Grades 1-3)

    Lightship (Grades 1-3)

    Steam, Smoke, and Steel (Grades 1-3)

    A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart (Grades 1-5)

    Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (Grades 2-4)

    Getting Air (Grades 3-6)

    Henry and Beezus (Grades 3-6)

    Abel's Island (Grades 4-6)

    Ghost Train (Cascade Mountain Railroad Mysteries) (Grades 4-6)

    The Diamond of Darkhold (Grades 4-6)

    The Pushcart War (Grades 4-7)

    Ender's Game (Grades 5-8)

    Flying Solo (Grades 5-8)

    Around the World in Eighty Days (Grades 6-9)


     Airplanes/Aircraft (Grades 5-7)

     Energy and Automobiles (Grades 5-7)

     Rockets (Grades 7-10)

Transportation Analogies

Science Project

    Transportation Science Activity

    Explorers Science Activity

Transportation Hidden Pictures

Art Projects

     Art Project: Make a model of a prairie schooner like the wagons that used to travel west to Oregon (PDF file)

     Make a ship similar to the one that Columbus sailed (PDF file)

Finish the Story

     How Shall I Get There? (Grades 2-3)

     At the Balloon Rally (Grades 2-4)

     A World of Bikes (Grades 3-4)

     The Race to the Other Side (Grades 3-5)

     A Magic Ride (Grades 3-5)

     Wheels of His Own (Grades 6-8)

What would YOU do?

     Transport Yourself Into the Future (Grades 7-9)


Transportation Draw and Write

Transportation: Dot to Dots (booklets - PDF files)


     Spelling (challenging)


     Alphabet (lowercase letters)

     Alphabet (CAPITALIZED letters)


     Mixed: Each page count by a different number

     Count by 1's (easier)

     Count by 1's

     Count by 2's

     Count by 3's

     Count by 4's

     Count by 5's

     Count by 6's

     Count by 7's

     Count by 8's

     Count by 9's

     Count by 10's

     Count by 25's

     Completed drawings (no dot to dots)

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