Carolinas Aviation Museum

Carolinas Aviation Museum

Founded in 1992, the Carolinas Aviation Museum is located on the grounds of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. By telling the story of the people who shaped our aviation heritage, the Carolinas Aviation Museum inspires future generations to write aviation’s next chapter. The museum is home

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STEM Session - Simple Machines

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Program description

 Our Simple Machines lesson uses LEGO gears, pulleys, and levers to coach students to use creativity and problem solving skills to invent solutions to real life challenges in the field of aviation.

STEM Sessions are 30-45 minute classroom experiences you can add to your visit.

 

 

Program Detail

Program type: Workshop
Subject: Engineering, Math, Science
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

 Year Round

Available times:

 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Monday through Friday

Space / technical requirements:

 Maximum classroom capacity is 25.

Location(s):

 Carolinas Aviation Museum

Fees / Ticketing:

 Add ONE session to your Self-Guided Tour for $10 per person
Add TWO sessions to your Self-Guided Tour for $12 per person

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

Kindergarten
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.1.A
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.1.B
Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.4
Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.

First Grade:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.1.A
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.3
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.1.4
Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.

Second Grade:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.2
Recount or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.2.4
Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.3
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

Third Grade:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.3
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3.4
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.3
Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

Fourth Grade:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.3
Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.B
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

Fifth Grade:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.B
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.C
Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.5.1.D
Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.

6th-8th Grade:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.4
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.1.C
Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.6.2
Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study

9th-10th Grade:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.9-10.4
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.3
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

11th-12th Grade:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.2
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.7
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.11-12.9
Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

NC Essential Standards:

Third Grade:

 

EX.3.P.1.1 – Identify different ways objects move (to include falling to the ground when dropped): Straight, Up and Down, Fast and slow.
EX.3.P.1.2 – Describe the effect of a push or a pull on the motion of an object (e.g. how far, direction, magnitude).
EX.3.P.1.3 – Compare objects (e.g., ramps and barriers) that may change the direction or speed of things that are already in motion.

Fourth Grade:

 

EX.4.P.1.1 – Describe the motion of a moving object (away from or closer).
EX.4.P.1.2 – Define force as a push or a pull.
EX.4.P.1.3 – Predict how forces can change the speed or direction of moving objects.
Strand: Matter, Properties and Change

Fifth Grade:

 

EX.5.P.1.1 – Describe factors that would make it easier or harder to push or pull an object (wheels, round, flat, heavy, light).
EX.5.P.1.2 – Compare changes in motion (speeding up, slowing down) under certain conditions (e.g., steeper ramp, more weight, more or less force).

Seventh Grade:

7.P.2.1- Explain how kinetic and potential energy contribute to the mechanical energy of an object. 

7.P.2.4- Explain how simple machines such as inclined planes, pulleys, levers and wheel and axles are used to create mechanical advantage and increase efficiency.
 

 

 

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

References

 Available upon request

Cancellation Policy

 Programs can be rescheduled with 48 hours notice