Since I'm flying home today from a conference, I thought I'd rerun a flight course post. You can't get your pilot's license with this course (you have to actually fly a plane to do that), but you can learn a lot about aviation! ~~
NASA offers Virtual Skies, a course in "aviation technology and air traffic management" for high schoolers (or advanced middle schoolers and some college students).
NASA writes, "In each of the six content Modules (not including Aviation Research), your students will acquire and employ decision-making and collaborative skills while applying principles of algebra, geometry and calculus. The science portion of these cross-curricular materials includes concepts involved in RADAR, sound and meteorology as it applies to flight. Each section includes on-line activities complemented by downloadable print materials (PDF files) that can be used in the classroom to supplement the geography, mathematics and science concepts."
How to Get This Freebie: Visit NASA's Virtual Skies
A Good Page to Start: The Teacher's Desk
For High Schoolers, especially
Thank you, Dawn, for sharing this 100% free, high quality, educational freebie with us!
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