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Education

The Institute of Fight 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 3-D 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 quarterly. We are currently enrolling for a cohort that begins on January 20th.

Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12 

Group Size: Individual registration only
Schedule: After school on Wednesday and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Program Length: varies. Contact Kyle Bates-Green at kyle@futureofflight.org
Fees: Members - $145, All Others - $195

CAREER EXPLORATION TOURS

We offer two types of tours that incorporate with the Boeing Factory Tour route, and a new tour highlighting the impacts made by aerospace manufacturing supplier located near Paine Field. Each of these tours includes a tour of a factory or manufacturing facility, a pathways activity, access to a dedicated education entrace, classroom, and lunch area, and pre/post field trip curriculum materials.

The Boeing Career Tour - Level 1 (5th - 8th grade) This tour starts and ends at Future of Flight, and includes the 747, 777, and 787 observation areas, focusing on careers. The remaining time is spent with a material and tools hands-on session and PowerPoint presentation. Badging not required.

The Boeing Career Tour - Level 2 (9th -12th grade) Combines the Boeing Factory tour and the Washington Training and Research Center, using the school or nonprofit’s transportation. Groups will have a brief tour of the 747 balcony and then 45 minutes at the WATR Center for a closer look at training for Aerospace careers. Requires badging, with photo ID (ASB Card, driver’s license, state ID card, or passport). Security check and pre-tour activities begin at 9:30 a.m. If your group arrives late, there is no guarantee for the Boeing Tour.

Grade Level: 5-8, or 9-12

Group size: 18-45

Schedule: Arrive at Future of Flight by 9:30 a.m. Mondays (through February 2016), Tuesdays and Wednesdays (through April 2016). Inquire about May-Dec. 2016.

Program Length: 3 Hours

Chaperone Ratio:1:10. Extra chaperones may not exceed bus limitations of 50 total guests.

Fees: Members - $200, All Others - $250 Please consider applying for financial assistance

Aerospace Manufacturing Career Tour - (Level 1 and Level 2) Designed to help students learn about the kinds of knowledge and skills needed to be a Technical STEAM worker, this tour provides students with hands-on experiences, allowing them to experience what a “day in the life” is like as a manufacturing worker; helping them make connections drawn from these experiences to their developing career pathways awareness.

Selected manufacturers and suppliers will offer a choice of a 90-minute program on Thursday or Friday. This tour relies on the school or nonprofit’s transportation to transport participants to meet a local aerospace manufacturer or supplier. Groups should plan to arrive at the Future of Flight by 10:00 a.m. Program will conclude back at the Future of Flight at 12:30.Tour design and hands-on experiences will be determined by the manufacturer. Badging requirements vary by manufacturing supplier.

Grade Level: 5-8, or 9-12

Group size: 18-45

Schedule: Thursdays or Fridays (dependent on manufacturing supplier) in Jan.-June, Sept.-Dec., 2016 (with possible extension into summer 2016). Groups should plan to arrive at the Future of Flight by 10:00 a.m. Program will conclude back at the Future of Flight at 12:30.

Program Length: 2.5 Hours

Chaperone Ratio: 1:10. Extra chaperones may not exceed bus limitations of 50 total guests.

Fees: Members - $200, All Others - $250 Please consider applying for financial assistance

BARRY SMITH GLIDING INTO INNOVATION PROGRAM
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. Please contact Kyle Bates-Green to arrange, kyle@futureofflight.org

XENOPLANES
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 - $250, All Others - $300

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Education Staff
Amanda Goertz, Career Technical Education Program Administrator Amanda@futureofflight.org 425-438-8100 x245
Gus Posey, Family Engagement Manager Gus@futureofflight.org 425-4388100 x231
Kyle Bates-Green, Education Coordinator Kyle@futureofflight.org 425-438-8100 x220