Thursday, March 23, 2017

First Flight

Students get an exposure to aviation and an opportunity to take their first flight on a private aircraft. The sponsored program is designed to expand the horizons of underserved students.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Middle and High School Students  
Three and a half hours  (includes time for lunch)     $10 per student

Following a Museum Tour, participants will assume the roles of aviation experts involved in an effort to restore the remains of the B-26 Marauder “Lady Kate”, their jobs mirroring the original B-26 assembly workforce in Tool Crib, Sub-Assembly, Transportation, Platform Assembly, and Final Assembly. This STEM exercise will incorporate World War II history setting the story of the aircraft, Geography setting the locations the aircraft flew, and Economics setting the tone of World War II homefront workers. Pre-visit preparation of students as instructed by this program’s Teacher Manual is required prior to students participating in the program.

                                                                                                                              Beginning with the pre-visit preparation of the students at school through to the completion of the project, the B-26 Assembly Project Supports the Following Standards:
Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects:
1. Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurement, or performing technical tasks.
2. Compare and contrast the information gained from video or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic. 

Common Core Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects:
1. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures / experiments, or technical process.

Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice:
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. 

International Technology Education Association Standards for Technology Literacy:

1. Participants will develop an understanding of the attributes of  design. 
2. Participants will develop an understanding of the role of  troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving.

                          TEACHER  GUIDELINES WHEN SCHEDULING A VISIT      

                        DAYS FOR SCHEDULING A MUSEUM VISIT:
While we do schedule school groups in December, January and February, planning a visit for October, November, March, April, May and June provides the better weather for visiting the Museum’s outdoor aircraft. If it is raining on the day of your visit, snow on the ground, or too cold for the children to be outdoors for a length of time, our tour guides will talk about the aircraft while your students do a drive by on your bus, weather permitting.
CHAPERONES: For school groups in grades three through high school, we require one chaperon for every 10 students and these adults receive free admission. Adults above the required chaperon ratio count are $3 each. Parking is free.
LUNCH SPACE: As the Museum has limited programming space, we do not always have indoor space for eating lunch. You could eat on your bus and you are welcome to bring blankets and towels for sitting and lunching at the grassy area outside of the Museum's entrance.
PAYMENT: After a date is confirmed for your visit, a confirmation form will be sent to you. When you receive this, we require a signed copy of the paperwork and a $25 non refundable deposit to be sent to the Museum to reserve the date for your group. The balance of the payment is due upon arrival for your visit. The Museum accepts checks, cash and credit cards for payment.
SCHEDULING A VISIT: We invite you to review the information of activities we offer teachers for their students. To schedule a visit for your students, email the following information to  You will receive a follow up email or call.
1) Name of School
2) Your name and contact information
3) Grade level of your students
4) Three date choices for your visit
5) The time you can arrive at the Museum and latest time you can stay
6) The activities you want to schedule
7) The number of students in your group
8) Do you have any students with special needs?
9) Do you want time scheduled for students to shop in our gift shop?