Teachers’ Area

The museum offers educational programming that is available for sixth grade classes. We have two separate programs: Theory Of Flight and our new Pilot Training Lab. Teachers can find more information regarding the two programs below.

Theory of Flight

Theory of Flight explores the science behind flight and is aligned with the sixth grade curriculum. Through dynamic activities, demonstrations, and tours, our experienced instructors reinforce the key concepts (featured below) that students can tie into their classroom learning. Instructors are knowledgeable and passionate about aviation, with many of them having experience as pilots.

This program is meant to be used as an aid to students’ classroom learning. It is not meant to replace unit coverage in school and the museum has found that classes that have covered the material previously and arrive prepared gain the most from our programming.

This year we students will also have a chance to get some real flight time in our new RedBird simulators.

Key Concepts

  • Forces of Flight
  • Aircraft Parts
  • Flight Controls
  • Simulator use

Cost

All full-day programs are $10 per student plus GST (teachers and supervisors, free.)

Half-day program is $5 per student plus GST (teachers and supervisors, free.)

For more information contact our Programming Coordinator here.

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