Future Flight Design is a web-based interactive, problem-based learning environment where students in grades 5-8 learn about forces of flight and design air transportation and aircraft systems of the future. Biographies highlight careers in aeronautics and aerospace engineering. Students can work in groups, utilize project logs (provided) and used provided links to research about weather, air traffic, airport design, aeronautics, navigation and aviation that include interactive tools, movies and articles.
Grade Level: 5 – 8
Flesch-Kincaid grade level: 6.8 (average, in articles tested)
A fun and engaging tool for meeting next generation engineering, technology, and applications of science standards. Articles and tools are well organized, written at a reading level appropriate to the target audience in clear, concise conversational language. Discipline specific vocabulary is defined within the articles requiring minimal prior knowledge. Graphics are provided to give visual support to more difficult…
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