CHARLOTTE—A group of middle school students got a high flying experience.
It’s part of the Fly to Learn program that’s teaching science, technology, engineering, and math –or stem– lessons through aviation. The students are learning what it’s like to fly a plane without ever leaving the ground.
With the program, students get an authentic aviation experience in their own classroom.
“You couldn’t have done this 20 years ago unless you took the kids to an airport and they wouldn’t have been able to fly a plane. With this technology, we’re now able to do things you couldn’t do any other way,” said Tom Dubick, with Fly to Learn.
The students also design and build the planes using a combination of math, science, and engineering skills. Dubick said that is another benefit of the program because the students do not question why they are learning all the skills as they can apply them along the way.
“I think it’s interesting to figure out how a plane works like with the engine, the propellers, how to stall,” said William Kramer, eighth grade student.
The realistic and fun experience of the Fly to Learn program had the students saying the lessons might one day take them to new heights in possible careers.
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Story Courtisey of News 14 Carolina – Heather Waliga, Reporter
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