Aviation Camp

  • In the Spring, selected 4th graders spend three days at the (EAA) Experimental Aircraft Association's Aviation Camp in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

    They build airplane ribs, learn about the Wright Flyer, Spirit of Saint Louis, the Voyager and many other planes which changed the course of aviation history. 

    In hands-on learning labs, they explore the Four Forces of Flight: lift, gravity, thrust, and drag.

    Students work in teams, launch rockets, and test different paper airplanes for distance and accuracy. 

    During the three days, they expand and apply their knowledge of engineering and the forces involved in flight.

    This trip provides an ideal example of how extended learning supports the lessons taught in school.