We will host virtual and live events (restrictions permitting) for each day of STEM week. Each event focuses on an aspect of aviation and aerospace including visits with industry experts and hands-on explorations.
Make It Monday Riv Kits: participants will learn the parts of an airplane and basic principles of airplane construction by building their own model plane using simple riveting and metalwork. Fourth and fifth grade
Take Apart Tuesday Airplane engines: explore how airplane engine are built by participating in taking apart an R-95 Wasp Jr. engine with an airplane mechanic. High school
What Are You Wondering Wednesday Why do airplanes fly? Explore principles of flight with straw-bodied airplanes. 3-6 grades
Think about Thursday What is involved in a space mission? Talk with an astronaut about their experiences in space. Design a mission into space and consider the aspects that need to be planned to succeed. 6-8 grade
Field Trip Friday A Day with Space X: Virtual field trip to Boca Chica home of Space X test launches. All ages
Sounds and Shadows Saturday Identify the Plane: Partner with EAA 105 monthly pancake breakfast, trivia event for pilots young and not-so-young to identify planes by silhouettes and engine sound. All ages
Soaring Sunday Drone Olympics: Obstacle course for drone racing in our NE Portland facility. All ages