WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — Home school students can explore the world’s largest aviation museum and learn about aviation history and STEM topics during Home School STEM Day Monday, Oct. 2 at the National Museum of the United States Air Force.
During this event, home school children, ages 5-18, can participate in a number of free educational activities, many focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themes. There is no advance registration. However, there is limited seating capacity for some programs.
Five hands-on classes will be offered in the museum’s STEM Learning Nodes:
– “Coding for Kids”: 9:30-10:30 a.m. for second and third grades;
– “Role of the President”: 9:30-10:45 a.m. for seventh through twelfth grades;
– “Engineering for Kids”: 10:45-11:30 a.m. for kindergarten through first grades;
– “Kite Math”: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.for fourth through sixth grades;
– “Intro to the Engineering Design Process”: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for sixth through eight grades.
Due to limited seating in the Learning Nodes free tickets will be distributed to students of the proper grade level at the classroom door on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2.
Guided tours, scavenger hunts and aerospace demonstration stations are available for the entire family. Visitors may also watch a movie in the digital 3D theatre or ride the interactive flight simulators at a discounted rate. More information is available at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Education/Home-School-STEM-Day.
Some materials for the program are being provided through the generosity of the Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc. Lunch options include a picnic area available outside in the museum’s Memorial Park or two cafés to purchase food inside the museum.
Story courtesy of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.