Seven STEMPILOT.com Edustation flight simulators were featured during the October 22nd grand opening of the $2.1 million Academy of Aerospace and Engineering at John Wallace Middle School in Newington. “Learning to fly” through the cockpit flight simulator operations, 25 lottery-chosen seventh and eighth grade students are learning STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics plus history, topography, geography, meteorology and creative writing. In 2016, 25 more students will be chosen to attend this progressive Academy.
STEMPILOT.com’s flight simulator Edustations consist of 32” High Definition screens, Windows PC workstations, yoke, throttle and rudder, plus curriculums and workbooks. The Edustations emphasize project-based learning that aims to help develop individual students’ problem-solving, collaborative and critical thinking abilities as they work in teams. Through pilot-focused flight simulators, students learn about potential careers in aerospace by exploring such topics as aeronautics, the aerospace environment, aerospace physiology, air navigation, and the physics and operations of aircraft.
STEMPILOT.com’s Edustations are being established in thousands of middle and high school classrooms across the nation. To learn more, visit www.edustationED.com.