Use virtual experiences and hands-on, standards-aligned STEM lessons to guide students as they explore key concepts in aerospace and engineering. Aligned standards include the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS: Math), and Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS: ELA).
The pandemic has affected each of us in all different ways. In this activity, students will imagine that they’ve been hired by Boeing as design engineers to help update the airplane cabins in response to learning how flights can be made safer. Through research about how diseases are spread, students will design an upgraded airplane cabin to further protect passengers while in-flight.
Drone Wing Design
Students will be challenged to find inspiration from nature as they innovate drone wings to better understand wing structure. In addition, they have a chance to learn about the biomimicry process and use this new knowledge to design the wing using this process.
Future of Satellites
Join Boeing’s satellite systems engineering team to explore roles that satellites could play in the future. Students will research how satellites get into orbit and stay there, and how they can be used to help humanity and the planet.
Passenger Air Vehicle
Students will have the opportunity to learn about electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) while learning about a recent legislation that passed in New Hampshire that allows flying cars. Students will gain an understanding of the similarities and differences with helicopters, airplanes, cars, and flying cars.
Aircraft Through The Ages
Through pretending that they work at the National Air and Space Museum, students will create an exhibit that highlights how airplanes have changed over the decades and hypothesize where aircraft design is heading next.
Cargo Air Vehicle (CAV) Aid
Students will investigate how CAVs could be used to help relief organizations by gaining a better understanding of how the mechanics of a the vehicle. Students will explore energy and forces of flight as they build their own helicopter. Afterwards, students will develop a proposal for how to use the CAV to help the greater good.