Tailored for curriculum and adapted for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, bring the thrill of flight to your classroom!
2022-2023 school programmes and new STEM-based programming NOW BOOKING!
We’re very excited to launch five brand new STEM-focused programs this year tailored to students from grades 5 through 12.
Check out the details below!
Engage and educate your students about the science and history of aviation with our on-site or virtual programme options!
- Hosted from our new museum which has access to exciting artefacts and aircraft currently in restoration, our programmes serve to connect classrooms through messages of inspiration.
- Our team of children’s programme coordinators have extensive education experience.
- Facilitators use humour and fun to bring science and history alive.
- All programmes include hands-on activities appropriate for the age group and touch on curriculum points for each grade level.
- We work with teachers to tailor or emphasize aspects of learning outcomes as needed.
- PLEASE NOTE: Our outreach programming is currently on hold.
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Curriculum-based and special interest programming
Each programme is two hours including a one-hour classroom/activity and a one-hour tour.
The lunchroom is available before or after programming, by arrangement.
A full day, four-hour, two programme day includes the use of our lunchroom and a scavenger hunt.
$10.00 per student for one programme
$16.00 per student for a full day.
Staff no charge at 1/8 ratio, student rate for attending adults over that ratio.
Prices are in effect from September 16, 2022, to June 30, 2023.
Students will investigate the properties of different materials and why “useful objects” are—or aren’t—created from them. On tour, we’ll identify the various materials used to build airplanes. We’ll also talk about the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Using building bricks, create a vehicle with wheels and axles. Explore position and motion through a high energy demonstration and an engaging activity. While on tour, learn how airplanes go and stop and leave with a thorough understanding of motion.
Students will learn about the properties of air, Bernoulli’s Principle, weather fronts, public weather reports, and weather’s affect on aircraft. In the classroom, we will have fun building a simple weather instrument.
Through exploration of our immersive ‘Science of Flight’ exhibit, while on tour, and through our expert flight presentation, students will learn about the four forces of flight, Bernoulli’s Principle, aircraft classification, and most importantly, how wings work. There is no better place to learn about flight.
In this investigation, students play the role of scientists and STEM engineers in examining the physics of popular toys on Earth and space. In a unique, hands-on toy build, students will try to answer the question: Will this toy work in microgravity?
Students will construct and test a gravity assist device in three challenges, learning about Newton’s three laws and the Design Engineering Process.
Students will be a team of manufacturing engineers who will be given the challenge of designing the smallest, lightest package possible using everyday materials.
Student teams will design, construct and test a model spacesuit through various challenges using Scientific Inquiry and the engineering design process to protect astronaut Mark Whatney’s spacesuit from damage. Lesson inspired by the movie The Martian.
Students will design an environmentally friendly “green” spacecraft propellant. They will then test their propellant using a variety of surface areas, solid fuel and temperatures of liquid fuel, measuring the thrust produced.
Young students will learn the different functions of aircraft through a playful airport adventure.
A fun and engaging hands-on exploration of balanced and unbalanced forces.
Students will use tools of the trade to learn and practice museum conservation techniques on real aircraft parts.
Students will build their own aircraft encouraging planning, collaboration, communication, and creativity.
By using primary documents, maps, and aircraft, students will gain an understanding of Canada’s role in the Second World War and how it shaped our nation’s presence and identity. (Designed with Grade 11 History students in mind.)
Safety in the time of COVID-19 is our top priority:
- COVID-Clean – we are committed to following guidelines provided by the province
- Teachers are in control of the environment – we will work with you to ensure the virtual lessons encourage proper distancing and no contact between participants
- All supplies used for workshops (paper, rulers, and pencils) to be provided by the student or the school to ensure that there is no physical contact
- Paper airplane activities are ideal as the paper is fresh from the package
- The Interpreter will contact the school one day before to inquire about any health policy changes that could impact the nature of the program delivery and content