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The Future of Flight Foundation Offers a Variety of
Education Programs Highlighting STEM and STEAM 


Aerospace Maker Project (AMP)
AMP offers students going into grades 6 - 12 the opportunity to learn and create their own solutions to the question “How Are Planes Made?” AMP student-makers will gain new skills and knowledge to communicate about materials science, airplane manufacturing, and 3D printing technology, all while having fun and being one of the first to use our new Aerospace Maker Space. This program is made possible by grants from the University of Washington and The National Science Foundation. This program is available from October 6, 2014 - June 6, 2015.

Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12 

Group Size: Individual registration only
Schedule: After school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; also by appointment.
Program Length: Modular, 30+ drop-in hours over 2 months
Fees: Members - $145, All Others - $195

We have designed a tour that focuses on careers pursued by those building Boeing aircraft. From assembly to quality assurance, this tour will help your students understand the variety of careers and roles that allow these amazing airplanes to be built. The program includes a 90-minute career-focused factory tour, with a Career Find-and-Seek activity and a Career Pathways discussion. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Grade Level: 5 - 8, 9 - 12
Group Size: 20-45
Schedule: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. in January and February; Tuesdays and Wednesdays from March to May
Program Length: 3 Hours
Chaperone Ratio: 1:10. Extra chaperones may not exceed bus limitation of 50 total guests.
Additional chaperones are $20 per person.
Fees: Members - $200, All Others - $250
This program is available from January 5 - May 29, 2015.

Gliding Into innovation was named for Barry Smith, who served as the organization’s founding Executive Director from its inception until 2014. The program teaches the engineering design method, the forces of flight, how to test ideas, teamwork, and presentation skills. Curriculum materials, kit supplies, and educator support are provided. Groups must provide one shoe box for every three participants. FoFF educators will judge each team’s project on presentation, design, time aloft, and distance traveled. The winning project will be accepted into our Summer 2015 Student Innovation Exhibit. This program starts on October 6, 2014.
Grade Level: 5 - 7, 8 - 9, 10 - 12
Group Size: 15-45
Schedule: Thursdays at Future of Flight, Friday Outreach, three facilitated classroom hours, six one-hour teacher-led sessions, and a 4.5-hour culminating event, held here or at your location.
Program Length: 13.5 Hours
Chaperone Ratio: 1:10

Fees: Members - $400, All Others - $450
For your in-class sessions, teacher training is recommended. Training is available January 10 and March 21, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reserve your spot by emailing

Your group will learn about extra-terrestrial environments while expanding their own abilities to design functional aircraft capable of flying in atmospheric conditions far different from those of Earth. Students will examine the material needs of an airborne mission bound for Venus and calculate the wing shape necessary for flight in the meager atmosphere of Mars.
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Group Size: 15-36
Schedule: Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 or 10:00 a.m.,November 5, 2014 - June 6, 2015
Program Length: 1.5 Hours
Chaperone Ratio: 1:10
Fees: Members - $150, All Others - $200

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Education Staff
Amanda Goertz, Education Director 425-438-8100 x245
Gus Posey, Family Engagement Manager 425-4388100 x231
Kyle Bates-Green, Educator 425-438-8100 x220

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