Making STEM Connections on Field Trips

Students from the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering went on a field trip today to the New England Air Museum. Despite a delayed opening at school due to snow, we were able to visit the museum and see firsthand some of the aircraft and propulsion systems the students have been studying. The students were also tasked to pick an area of interest and to investigate it at the museum, then write a short summary of what they learned. All of these activities helped students make connections to the science, technology, engineering, and even math (STEM) they have been studying in the classroom. They also got to have some fun, such as dressing up in astronaut suits and going on a scavenger hunt. Here are photos from today’s trip:

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Author: Bryan Holmes, Physics & Math Teacher, STEM Competition Mentor

Starting at Thomaston High School in Thomaston, Connecticut, in fall of 2018.

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