Aviation & Aerospace – STEM Week

Airway Science for Kids, PDX Oregon
Oregon Hybrid Event Airway Science for Kids, PDX 3710 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR

About this event

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



  • Event Type
  • Date(s)
    1. May 10 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (PST)
    2. May 11 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (PST)
    3. May 12 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (PST)
    4. May 13 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (PST)
    5. May 14 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (PST)
    6. May 15 8:30 am - 10:30 am (PST)
    7. May 16 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (PST)
  • Cost
  • Event website
  • Age Group(s)
    • All ages
  • Professional development opportunity
  • Accessibility Accommodations
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Large print programs
    • Sensory friendly
    • Gender neutral restrooms


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