(AirVenture 2014) The Spirir of Education has arrived! Pilot Bonnie Grueneberg drove the STEMSTEM Shuttle to Oshkosh, WI for its 5th visit to AirVenture. The shuttle is now docked in the KidVenture area on the Pioneer Airport, a short ride from the flight line. Pictures from the shuttle and crew will be posted on the Dream Flight USA Facebook Page every evening through Sunday, August 3.
- To view the video, "Welcome Aboard the Spirit of Education" S.T.E.M. Shuttle, follow this link: http://youtu.be/zMWGGkZdjPI
- Work Station Discussion Points
- A look at the Work Stations on board the S.T.E.M. Shuttle.
(8 years of shuttle missions) It is estimated that up to 40,000 students were challenged by the hands-on work stations on board the shuttle during visits to schools, and many more thousands of spectators toured the shuttle during air shows, fly-ins, parades, and other community events over the past 8 years. The new STEM Shuttle is already scheduled for several events in Wisconsin. Check out the Schedule page for the latest.
The Dream Flight USA S.T.E.M. Shuttle may soon be coming to your area. The Spirit of Education visits communities in Wisconsin and occasionally journeys outside the state as well.
E-mail mission control if you would like information on scheduling the S.T.E.M. shuttle for your school or event.
Here is some information on planning a visit to your school, including fees. Please click here.
For information on planning a shuttle mission to your community event, parade, air show or business activity, please click here.
For information on the communities that have been visited by the shuttle since its first mission in 2006, please click here.
Turning your classroom into a planet, and involving your community in your classroom are just two of the many concepts explained in the 38-page lesson plan, “Dream Flight One, The Teacher's Resource Guide to Teaching Space in the Classroom", created by the founder of Dream Flight USA, 5th grade teacher Sharon Ryan.
Click here for more information about the Lesson Plan. Order by mail: Dream Flight USA Foundation, PO Box 1931, Wausau, WI 54403. The lesson plan is available for only $49.95.
Students work at one of the stations on board the Dream Flight USA shuttle.
What do teachers say about Dream Flight USA?
WOW! I had my class onboard today and the time just flew!! I knew it was great for the kids when I had time to realize that in over 2 hours, not one child asked to go to the bathroom!! When does that ever happen during a regular 2 hour time period?
--Bonnie G. 4th Grade Teacher
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