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K-12 programs are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and include an interactive tour of the museum and hands-on activities.  Teachers are provided with background lessons and training that will prepare their students for their museum trip and enhance their learning experience.


Sky's the Limit (Kindergarten-Grade 1):  Students take part in hands-on, interactive activities that explore the forces and axes of flight and the parts of an airplane. All activities are conducted in the museum’s aircraft hangar, where students have the chance to get close to restored vintage aircraft. 


Keep 'Em Rolling (Grades 2-3): Students experience hands-on, engaging stations that explore the forces of flight and fundamentals of aircraft design, as well as the “human” side of the World War II era, as they discover how events of the time affected the choices and interactions of individuals and groups.


Salvage for Victory I (Grades 4-5), Salvage for Victory II (Grades 6-8): Based around the children’s novel On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck, this program focuses on the recycling and rationing efforts that took place on the WWII home front. At the museum, students will get the chance to see many of the artifacts that they learned about in the novel, and they will use the materials collected from a classroom salvage drive to build prototype aircraft in their own WWII aircraft production factory.


Keep 'Em Flying (Grades 6-8): Students explore the forces and principles of flight and motion and discover how aircraft work.  At the museum they will have a chance to see how these forces drove the design and performance of World War II aircraft, and use this information to design their own aircraft and carry out a demanding U.S. Army Air Force mission.


Wings Up! (Grades 9-12): Students investigate the scientific principles and mathematical calculations that go into the design of aircraft wings and how these designs affect aircraft performance.  At the museum, students will combine the knowledge gained during the pre-lessons with the onsite aircraft and artifacts into a real-world application of their math and science skills while discovering how the wing design of aircraft ultimately affected the war effort.