During the months of February & March students learned about several African-American scientist and inventors as well as the Tuskegee pilots & theWright Brothers. During the month of April students will be learning about Bessie Coleman & Amelia Earhart. Tuskegee pilots were the first African-Americans to be trained as aviators during World War II. Students are focusing in mastering the …
Celebrating Black History Month: NASA’s African-American Astronauts
Sixth Graders Learn About NASA’s Black Astronauts Charles F. Bolden Jr., NASA Administrator. Born August 19, 1946, in Columbia, SC. Graduated from C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia, SC, in 1964. Received a Bachelor of Science in electrical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1968 and a Master of Science in systems management from the University of Southern California in 1977. …
STEAM in Action: 6th Graders share their kite designs
Students conducted their first Sled Kite test flight to learn about the forces acting on their kites: Kite Designs
6th Grade Timeline Project: History of Aviation – Due 1.18.18View Post
The History of Flight: 6th Graders learn about AerodynamicsView Post
Chronology of Selected Highlights in the First 100 American Spaceflights, 1961-1995
May 5, 1961: Freedom 7, the first piloted Mercury spacecraft (No. 7) carrying Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., was launched from Cape Canaveral by MercuryRedstone (MR3) launch vehicle, to an altitude of 115 nautical miles and a range of 302 miles. It was the first American space flight involving human beings. Shepard demonstrated that individuals can control a vehicle during …
6th Grade Vocabulary of FlightView Post
What is Aeronautics? What are some Engineering & Science Careers in NASA?
Definition As stated in nasa.gov, aeronautics is the study of the science of flight. Aeronautics is the method of designing an airplane or other flying machine. There are four basic areas that aeronautical engineers must understand in order to be able to design planes. To design a plane, engineers must understand all of these elements. Design Process 1 Aerodynamics. is …
Forces of Flight: How Does a Pilot Control The Plane?View Post
Personal timeline Project: What is a timeline?
A time line is an actual picture of events that happened in history. Timeline diagrams present events shown in chronological order along a line. These events may be historic, related to a specific invention or business development, or they may be important milestones in a project. Timelines are designed to provide a broad overview of a sequence of events in time. …
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