Throughout the series of lessons, students will learn about the sciences that make flight possible. They will explore all aspects of flight, such as engineering, physics, chemistry, weather, biology, and cartography. They will engage in various hands-on activities to familiarize themselves with these concepts, and will participate in a group final project to pull all the information together. The final project will consist of students designing and marketing an aircraft for an aerospace company to send to space with NASA. Students will go through the engineering design process and test their designs, and then have to use marketing strategies to make their aircraft seem most appealing to companies. Ideally, students will present in a board room to aerospace engineers.
Author: Allison Stewart