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Education Program Guide www.AirZoo.org

2018-2019


From the President & CEO Since opening our doors nearly 40 years ago, the Air Zoo has made remarkable strides in educating and inspiring guests of all ages by providing the coolest aviation and space experiences around. What remains, however, is a critical need to do more… to expand on our proven successes and develop new and innovative initiatives… now. Over the past several years, we’ve successfully met goals and gained both the confidence and momentum needed to build upon those accomplishments and springboard us into action. Through our educational exhibits, community outreach programs, and handson science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) public programming, we expect to inspire over 165,000 people again this year, and our highly-targeted, multimedia campaigns are bringing science to life in more classrooms, community rooms, and living rooms than ever before. While the Air Zoo’s reach continually expands towards Grand Rapids, Detroit, Chicago, and even the moon, the impact in our local community continues to be broad and deep. We live in a world, a country, a state, and a community where the need to excite and ignite minds, young and old, in order to build the next-generation technical workforce has reached critical levels. Over the next two decades, local companies are forecasting the need for thousands of additional technical workers that will go largely unfilled if we do not work together to find solutions. As a result, the Air Zoo must continue to become bolder and more robust with our exhibits, programs, and services. We must expand our impact in order to help develop the education/workforce pipeline that will ensure a thriving community for generations to come. These are critical priorities in our strategic plan, and we can’t wait. And so we are thrilled to provide our 2018-19 Education Program Guide to our community. Through our exciting, hands-on, inquiry-based STEAM programs, we want to help our schools, teachers, parents, libraries, and community organizations inspire and educate our youth and show them the pathways to remarkable careers. We want to give every student the chance to fall in love with science, technology, engineering, art, and math with their hands, with their minds, and with their hearts, and we want to show them that a wonderful future awaits if they continue to work hard in pursuit of these passions. We look forward to working with all of YOU, our community education partners, to make this happen! Ad Astra - To the Stars!

Troy Thrash President & CEO 2


TABLE OF CONTENTS Education Overview����������������������������������������������� 4 Planning Your Visit��������������������������������������������������5 PreK - 5th Grade�������������������������������������������������6-12 6th - 8th Grade������������������������������������������������� 13-15 9th - 12th Grade�����������������������������������������������������16 Science on the Go������������������������������������������������� 17 Tours & Special Programs�������������������������������18-19 Homeschool Discovery Days������������������������������ 20 Overnights������������������������������������������������������������� 21 Scouting: Girls�������������������������������������������������� 22-23 Scouting: Cubs & Scouts BSA�������������������������24-25 Sky Kids Club��������������������������������������������������������� 26

Introduction The Air Zoo is one of the nation’s premier, hands-on, indoor aerospace and science education centers. Housing one of the largest collections of rare aircraft, spacecraft, and science, military, and aerospace artifacts in the U.S., the Air Zoo combines interactive and educational experiences with oncein-a-lifetime activities, including hands-on exhibits, full-motion flight simulators, and a state-of-the-art movie theater. The Air Zoo’s educational programs are designed to fulfill Common Core requirements, including Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and all programs are developed by the Air Zoo’s MDEcertified teachers. Educators who have experienced the Air Zoo’s unique, hands-on approach to learning find that whether they travel with their students to the Air Zoo or host our educators at their home location, our innovative programs engage students and inspire them to further explore the world of science and the careers that await them.

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Education Overview The Air Zoo’s world-class, MDE-certified education team focuses on creating affordable and interactive educational programs that not only fulfill multiple educational standards, but also stimulate and engage each student, inspiring learners to continue their personal exploration of science long after the program’s conclusion. All Air Zoo education programs are developed by MDE-certified teachers who utilize a unique approach of combining dynamic lesson plans and hands-on activities with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Designed to fulfill Common Core requirements, including Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Air Zoo’s programs strive to encourage a student’s innate curiosity while instilling the fundamental scientific, technological, engineering, artistic, and mathematical (STEAM) tools needed for success in tomorrow's world. The Air Zoo’s education team can also bring these amazing programs to your community. Our educators can travel to your location and conduct the same interactive, fun, and engaging programs normally offered on-site at the Air Zoo. This option is a fun and exciting way to supplement current lessons, or can be used as a reward to motivate students toward an important goal. With financial assistance available through the Air Zoo’s Science Inspiration Scholarship Fund, the world of STEAM education is now accessible to more children, regardless of socioeconomic status. Students are sure to have an unforgettable experience with the Air Zoo’s educational programs! Find out more at AirZooEducation.org

Questions or Ready to schedule? Contact our Events Staff: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org 4

This Program Guide is color-coded for ease of use! PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades 6th, 7th, 8th Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th Grades

Program Subject Icon Guide:

Space Science

Chemistry

Physics

Meteorology

Electricity

Aviation

Forensic Science

Biology

History

Earth Science

Science on the Go

Scouting

Special Programs, Events & Tours

Overnights & Camps


Planning Your Visit Schedule Your Visit Please contact the Air Zoo Group & Event Sales team at (269) 350-2848, or at Events@AirZoo.org, for reservations. Your reservation is finalized when you receive an official visit confirmation with your group’s itinerary and visit details. Please contact your Air Zoo Event Coordinator one week prior to your group’s visit to provide your final estimated attendance numbers of both students and adults in order for us to best facilitate your group’s visit.

Chaperones We encourage school groups to have chaperones attend at a ratio of 1 per 5 for PreK, and 1 per 10 for K-12 students. For school field trips, when admissions are paid in a single transaction on behalf of the entire group, one (1) adult will receive a complimentary admission with every ten (10) student admissions. The Air Zoo does not differentiate between teachers, parents, etc., but will provide your group with one free adult admission at the ratio of one (1) for every ten (10) students. Additional adults beyond this ratio will be eligible for a special chaperone admission rate.

Payments / Refunds Fees for a field trip are due upon arrival of your group at the Air Zoo. Payments with cash, credit/debit cards (including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express), and checks are accepted. It is common for field trips to arrive with pre-printed checks for the amount of estimated costs calculated based on anticipated attendance. Frequently, attendance may differ from anticipated numbers due to student illness, etc. In the event a pre-printed check is in excess of the amount due at arrival, a refund check for the overage will be mailed. Please allow two weeks for refund processing. No refunds or cancellations are possible for pre-arranged catered food service charges on the day of your visit.

Accessibility The Air Zoo strives to offer quality experiences to every individual, of every ability level. Our facilities are wheelchair accessible and designed to accommodate all patrons. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use within our facilities. If your group has acessiblity needs, please ask your Air Zoo Event Coordinator what special arrangements might be available to ensure the best possible visit for your group.

Arrivals We appreciate your help with ensuring a smooth and efficient check-in process upon arrival at the Air Zoo. Please provide the actual number of students attending with your group upon arrival and, if possible, the number of adults. For groups arriving by bus(es) during the school week (M-F), please utilize the circular drive in front of the Air Zoo’s Flight Innovation Center, and stop in our group unloading zone directly in front of the main lobby entrances. We request your group remain on the bus until your Air Zoo Event Coordinator greets you and assist with bringing your group into the facility. Multiple groups often arrive at the same time, or very close together, and you’ll begin your Air Zoo adventure much faster if you allow our staff to guide you through the arrival process. For large groups, portions of your group may be brought in at separate times in order to accelerate the check-in process. If your visit itinerary has your group split into multiple “crews”, these sub-groups may be brought in individually and started on their scheduled activities. To facilitate this process, it is helpful if your students and adults are aware of their “crew” designations (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc.) prior to arrival.

Late Arrivals The Air Zoo attempts to accommodate late groups with planned activities. Because museum resources may be serving multiple groups on the day of your visit, groups arriving later than their scheduled arrival time may not be able to participate in all scheduled activities. Visit schedules will be adjusted to include as much of the planned activities as possible, but commitments to other groups may require the omission of some activities in the event of a late arrival.

Cancellations The Air Zoo understands that cancellations will occur due to weather, transportation issues, etc. In the event of a cancellation, please contact the Air Zoo ASAP if your group will be unable to attend a scheduled field trip or event. Because the Air Zoo is in high demand, this may allow another group to visit during the scheduled time. When a cancellation occurs, we will gladly work with you to schedule a visit at an alternate date and/or time. For cancellations with less than 72 hours notice, any pre-arranged catering or food service charges will be cancelled only at the discretion of the Air Zoo.

Lunch/Meals Meals are available at the Kitty Hawk Café, located within the Air Zoo. Specially priced meals are available when arranged in advance of your visit, and vegetarian and other special dietary requests may be available. The Air Zoo also allows groups to bring in sack lunches for students during a school field trip. No refrigeration is available for sack lunches. Seating space in our café is limited for lunches, and groups wishing to enjoy a lunch during their field trip will receive an itinerary that includes a designated time and location for seating accommodations. The Air Zoo strives to accommodate the needs of all groups.

Parking The Air Zoo has a large parking lot with free parking available for passenger vehicles and large parking spaces designated for buses, transit vans and motor coaches.

Financial assistance available! Contact the Air Zoo for information on new funding options that may enable classrooms to participate in field trip or outreach experience free of charge. Contact our Events Staff at (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org for details.

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PreK - 5th

Fantastic Flying 

PreK - K Discover how people learned to fly by studying birds and experimenting with kites, gliders, and planes! Young aviators explore the forces of flight, compare the shapes and structures of a bird’s body with an airplane, and learn about basic aircraft construction while making their own take-home flying machines. This highly-interactive program provides students with a strong, introductory knowledge of aviation principles and inspires them to learn more!

$4* - 45 minutes Fulfills the Following Requirements: K-PS2-1, K-PS2-2, K-ETS1-2

Ocean Kids 

PreK - K Students “dive” into the ocean using realistic puppets, ocean-themed music, and dramatic play to experience the diversity of animal species below the waves. Fish, sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, rays, and more will come to life in this wild ocean environment. Young oceanographers will take home their own unique octopus puppet.

$4* - 45 minutes Fulfills the Following Requirements: LS1.C, K-LS1-1, K-PS3-1, K-ESS3-1

Weather Explorers 

PreK - K Children encounter air pressure at work with a large, puppet version of “The Cat in the Hat”, and explore the questions, “What is weather? And why is it important to us?” Kids learn about and utilize the vocabulary of weather, view instruments used to measure our changing atmosphere, and create tools to measure wind direction in this wacky weather workshop.

$4* - 45 minutes Fulfills the Following Requirements: K-PS3-1, PS3.B, K-ESS2-1, K-ESS3-2, ESS2.D

Astronauts 

K - 2nd Grade Astronauts are living in space! Join us for an astronaut challenge as students learn about the special tools and equipment used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Young explorers end the class by designing their own space suits to take home!

$4* - 45 minutes Fulfills the Following Requirements: K-LS1-1, 1-LS1-1, 2-PS1-3, K-2-ETS1-1, ETS1.A

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* Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org


K - 2nd Grade Discover how people learned to fly by studying birds and experimenting with kites, gliders, and planes! After comparing the shapes and functions of a bird’s body with an airplane, young aviators make their own take-home flying machines.

PreK - 5th

High Flying Fun 

$4* - 45 minutes Fulfills the Following Requirements: K-PS2-1, K-PS2-2, K-2-ETS1-1

Ocean Odyssey

K - 2nd Grade Examine marine ecosystems, including coral reefs and the deep sea, and learn about the inhabitants that call them “home”. Using realistic marine puppets, children visualize and experience the biodiversity and adaptations of these unique ocean animals. Ocean-themed music will get the kids moving as they conclude the class with an oceanic craft project.

$4* - 45 minutes Fulfills the Following Requirements: LS1.C, LS2.D, LS4.C, K-LS1-1, K-ESS3-1, K-PS3-1, 2-LS4-1

Primary STEAM Engineering 

K - 2nd Grade

Jump into the story of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff", then design and build a bridge to protect the goats from the troll. Using the engineering design process, young engineers will work in teams to test and then re-engineer their creations.

$4* - 45 minutes Fulfills the Following Requirements: K-PS2-1, K-PS2-2, K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3

Magnet Busters 

1st - 3rd Grade Explore the wonders of working with magnets while applying the Law of Magnetism to specific problem-solving activities. Students experiment with natural magnets, man-made magnets, electromagnets, and a magnetic sensor to investigate and collect data on what types of materials a magnetic field will pass through.

$4* - 45 minutes Fulfills the Following Requirements: K-2-ETS1-3, 1-LS1-1, 3-PS2-1, 3-PS2-2, 3-PS2-3, 3-PS2-4

* Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org

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PreK - 5th

Milky Way 

1st - 3rd Grade The solar system is brought down to Earth as students view the planets in our new portable STARLAB planetarium! Young astronomers act out the movements of the sun, moon, and Earth to describe the patterns of night and day in this out-ofthis-world program.

$4* - 45 minutes Fulfills the Following Requirements: ESS1.B, 1-ESS1-1, 1-ESS1-2, 3-PS2-2

Slime Science 

1st - 3rd Grade Experience chemical changes by creating a variety of “slime” substances in the lab. This messy program includes measuring, using proper lab practices while adhering to the scientific method, and exploring the properties of matter.

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: PS1.A, 2-PS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3, 3-5-ETS1-3

Dynamic Earth 

2nd - 4th Grade Children reveal Michigan history by digging out “fossils” and learn to interpret map data in this hands-on class. Observe simulated glacial movements that re-create the formation of the Great Lakes. Alter the landscape in our 5-foot stream table model to prevent water erosion and flooding!

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 2-ESS1-1, 2-ESS2-1, 3-LS4-1, 4-ESS1-1 MI, ESS2.A, LS4.A

Storm Chasers 

3rd Grade Young meteorologists make weather observations, use weather map skills, and operate weather instruments while learning the science behind our changing atmosphere. Students study natural hazards like tornadoes and floods by interacting with a dry ice tornado and a 5-foot stream table model.

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: ESS2.D, 3-ESS2-1, 3-ESS3-1, 3-PS2-2

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* Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org


3rd - 5th Grade Cold War Aircraft Carrier Training - Officers and enlisted personnel: Welcome to your first mission briefing and hands-on training aboard the CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier. As the Cold War continues, your service is required to deliver American warplanes and pilots directly to the front lines in the Pacific. Be part of the action as the two major superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, face off. Catapult the F-14 Tomcat and the F-8 Crusader safely off the deck of the USS Kitty Hawk into battle.

PreK - 5th

All Hands On Deck! 

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 3-E1.0.3, 4-P3.1.3, P3.1

Getting Into Grasshoppers

3rd - 5th Grade

Grasshoppers have organ systems that function very much like those of humans. Budding biologists will dissect grasshoppers to examine the external and internal organs that support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

$6* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 3-LS4-2, 4-LS1-1, LS1.A

Hot Wired 

3rd - 5th Grade Students learn the fundamentals of electricity while constructing multiple open and closed circuits, building electromagnets, and relaying messages on a real telegraph! This exploratory course is designed to give students an understanding of how electricity and energy are transferred to devices used in daily life.

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: PS2.B, 3-PS2-3, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4, 3-5-ETS1-3

Intermediate STEAM Engineering

3rd - 5th

After learning what it takes to build a strong structure with our Imagination Playground, future engineers will work in teams to design, build, test, and redesign a hurricane tower able to withstand wind and rain. Are you up for the challenge?

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements:3-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3

* Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org

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PreK - 5th

Life in Space 

3rd - 5th Grade

Students discover the social and physiological challenges posed by extended stays in space, and see the systems used to sustain life aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Young astronauts work as a team to complete a challenge that simulates the conditions experienced during a spacewalk and learn about current scientific experiments taking place in space.

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 3-PS2-2, 3-5-ETS1-1, 4-ESS2.E, 4-PS3-4, 5-PS2-1

Young Aviators 

3rd - 5th Grade Students explore the science and history of flight during this exciting hands-on experience. Young Aviators experiment with the four forces of flight and learn how to manipulate airplane control surfaces to make their own take-home glider soar!

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 3-5-ETS1-3, 4-PS3-4, 5-PS2-1

Blast Into Space 

4th - 5th Grade

Aspiring astrophysicists investigate the forces placed on an astronaut during a space mission and explore ways of increasing a rocket’s speed by converting chemical potential energy into kinetic energy using Newton’s Third Law of Motion! Students also learn the science involved in completing a successful mission to Mars.

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 3-5-ETS1-3, 4-PS3-1, 4-PS3-4, 5-PS2-1

Junior Imagineers 

4th - 5th Grade Young engineers demonstrate their knowledge of work, energy, and forces while exploring the history and power of simple machines during this hands-on STEAM workshop. After designing and building their own siege machines and participating in a “castle wars” activity, students return home excited about science and engineering!

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 3-5-ETS1-1, 3-5-ETS1-3

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* Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org


4th - 5th Grade Students discover the fantastic world of static electricity while creating voltage between different objects and transferring electrical energy from one object to another! Activities include experimentation with a Wimshurst static machine, the world’s first battery, and the “hairraising” 325,000-volt Van de Graaff generator.

PreK - 5th

Lightning Volt 

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: PS3.B, 4-PS3-2, 4-PS3-4

Rockin’ Roller Coasters 

4th - 5th Grade

Young physicists learn how speed, mass, g-force, and potential energy affect the design of the most popular thrill rides on the planet! Students use engineering principles to cooperatively build and test their own large-scale roller coasters in this popular class experience!

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 4-PS3-4, 5-PS2-1, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3

Seeing Stars 

4th - 5th Grade Look out to the universe to investigate the sun and stars in our new portable planetarium! Check out the view from above to observe the patterns of the day and night skies before gravity pulls you back down to Earth.

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 5-PS2-1, 5-ESS1-1, 5-ESS1-2

Slime Works 

4th - 5th Grade Students investigate the science of polymers while exploring the properties of matter in common household materials. By creating a variety of “slime” substances in a lab setting, future chemists discover how changing the ratio of the chemical ingredients affects the outcome of the gooey gak. Young scientists utilize proper lab practices while developing other unique slimy materials.

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 5-PS1-3, 5-PS1-4, 3-5-ETS1-3

* Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org

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PreK - 5th

The Eyes Have It 

4th - 5th Grade How does light move through the parts of the eye and get processed by the brain? Investigate the sense of sight in this cow eye dissection class that will make you see the light!

$6* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 4-LS1-1, LS1.A, 4-LS1-2

This IS Rocket Science 

4th - 5th Grade

Young astrophysicists learn how rockets work by gaining knowledge of physical forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion. They race the force of gravity, investigate the exchange of thermal energy, create real-life action/reaction scenarios, and build and launch their own model rockets (weather permitting). Students take home a reusable model rocket.

$8* - 2 hours Fulfills the Following Requirements: 4-PS3-4, 5-PS2-1, PS2.B, PS3.D

The Forces Are With You 

4th - 5th Grade

Young scientists utilize engaging models to demonstrate the power of physics and learn about Newton’s Laws of Motion. Basic physics principles come to life as students manipulate variables during hovercraft testing and constructing catapults to test the formula: Force = Mass x Acceleration.

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 4-PS3-1, 4-PS3-4, 3-5-ETS1-2, 3-5-ETS1-3, 5-PS2-1

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Corporate Engineering Challenge The Air Zoo and The South Central Michigan Chapter of The Society of Women Engineers will be hosting the sixth annual Corporate Engineering Challenge at the Air Zoo on February 16, 2019. Recognizing that young women are significantly underrepresented in engineering and other STEM-related careers, the Air Zoo and SWE partner annually to host a one-of-a-kind engineering challenge. This event exposes young girls, aged 9-12, to the field of engineering, introduces them to female engineers in diverse science and technology fields, and acts as a public showcase for the region's leading STEM companies.

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* Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org


Advanced STEAM Engineering  6th - 8th Grade Budding engineers expand their knowledge of mechanical advantage, energy, and work while exploring the history and influence of machines in this exciting, hands-on STEAM workshop! After designing and building a compound machine and participating in an innovative engineering challenge, students are sure to go home excited about science and engineering!

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-5, MSETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

6th - 8th Grade Cold War Aircraft Carrier Training - Officers and enlisted personnel: Welcome to your first mission briefing and hands-on training aboard the CV-63 USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier. As the Cold War continues, your service is required to deliver American warplanes and pilots directly to the front lines in the Pacific. Be a part of the action as two major superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, face off. Catapult the F-14 Tomcat and the F-8 Crusader safely off the deck of the USS Kitty Hawk into battle.

6th - 8th

All Hands on Deck! 

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: 6-C.4.3.1, 7-C3.6.2, 8-P4.2.2

Aviation Design 

6th - 8th Grade What does it take to design a new aircraft? Aspiring aerospace engineers examine this engineering challenge through studying the four forces of flight, exploring angle of attack, and piloting the Air Zoo’s unique full-motion flight simulators! Students explore aircraft design and aerodynamic principles while building and testing their own wing prototypes in the Air Zoo’s wind tunnel!

$6* - 2 hours Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

A View from Orbit 

6th - 8th Grade Let the planets and stars come to you in our new portable planetarium! Students will examine the reasons for the seasons, moon phases, and eclipses while watching the Sun-Earth-Moon system come to life.

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3

* Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org

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Flight School Science

6th - 8th Grade Students explore the science and history of flight during this hands-on experience! Participants design and build FPG-9 gliders and experiment with the four forces of flight, control surfaces, and Bernoulli’s Principle.

$4* - 1 hour

6th - 8th

Fulfills the Following Requirements: PS2.A, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS2-4, MS-ETS1-2

Getting Into Grasshoppers 

6th - 8th Grade

Grasshoppers have organ systems that function very much like those of humans. Budding biologists will dissect grasshoppers to examine the external and internal organs that support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

$6* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-LS1-3, LS1.A

High Voltage 

6th - 8th Grade Students learn the fundamentals of electricity while constructing multiple open and closed circuits, generating electric currents using magnets, and building real electric motors! This exploratory course is designed to give students an understanding of electricity and how energy is transferred to devices used in daily life.

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS2-3, MS-PS2-5

Kinetic Coasters 

6th - 8th Grade Young physicists learn how acceleration, the Law of Conservation of Energy, and potential and kinetic energy affect the design of the most popular thrill rides on the planet! Students use engineering principles to cooperatively build and test their own roller coasters.

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS3-1, MS-PS3-5, MS-ETS1-2, MS-ETS1-3, MS-ETS1-4

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* Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org


Mission to Space 

6th - 8th Grade Investigate how aerospace engineers use rockets and space planes to tackle the challenges of reaching space in the 21st century! Students apply their knowledge of Newton’s Laws of Motion while working within time and budget constraints to design successful space vehicles.

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-5, MS-ESS1-3

6th - 8th Grade

A “crime” has been committed at the Air Zoo! Young forensic investigators will learn about real-world Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) protocols, such as finger printing, inspection of microscopic evidence, and examination of DNA. They will identify a suspect using clues found throughout the Air Zoo to solve the crime!

6th - 8th

Mystery at the Museum 

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: ETS1.B, RST.6-8.9

The Forces Are With You 

6th - 8th Grade

Discover the power of physics and energy using Newton’s Laws of Motion. Test your own skills by completing a series of challenges while using your knowledge of the forces: make your own inertia devices, investigate F=MA during a carnival-style “Strongman Hammer” challenge, and score extra points by reducing friction during a unique game of air hockey!

$4* - 1 hour Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS2-1, MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-2, MS-PS3-5, MS-ETS1-2

This IS Rocket Science 

6th - 8th Grade

Young astrophysicists collect data and make observations of how rockets work! Students gain a working knowledge of physical forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion through racing the force of gravity, investigating the exchange of thermal energy, creating real-life action/reaction scenarios, and building and launching their own model rockets (weather permitting). Students take home a reusable model rocket.

$8* - 2 hours Fulfills the Following Requirements: MS-PS2-2, MS-PS3-4, MS-PS3-5

* Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org

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9th - 12th

Aeronautical Engineering

9th - 12th Grade

What does it take to design a new aircraft? Aspiring aeronautical engineers examine this real-world engineering challenge and study Bernoulli’s Principle of air pressure, lift-to-drag ratios, and flight controls. Students explore aircraft design and aerodynamic principles, build and test wing prototypes in the Air Zoo’s wind tunnel, and put their flying skills to the test in the Air Zoo’s full-motion flight simulators.

$6* - 2 hours Fulfills the Following Requirements: HS-PS2-1, HS-PS2-2, HS-PS3-3, ETS1.C, HS-ETS1-2

Crime Scene Investigation 101  9th - 12th Grade A “crime” has been committed at the Air Zoo! The focus of this innovative and unique class involves solving an Air Zoo mystery utilizing real-world Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) protocols. Young sleuths lift and identify finger prints, analyze trace evidence with microscopes, and synthesize evidence from the crime scene to identify a suspect. Student Crime Scene Investigators work cooperatively to determine the guilty party while discovering CSI careers, real crime scene procedures, and evidence collection and preservation techniques.

$6* - 2 hours Fulfills the Following Requirements: WHST-9-12.7, HSN-Q.A.3, RST.9-10.9, RST.11-12.9

Living History of WWII 

9th - 12th Grade

Students gain a uniquely personal perspective of the war that changed the world by participating in several realistic roleplaying challenges. Students decide whether to enlist in the armed forces, or wait to possibly be drafted, and explore the consequence of their decisions. In addition to experiencing life in various combat zones, students examine how participation in World War II altered the roles of various minority groups living in the United States.

$6* - 2 hours Fulfills the Following Requirements: K1.4, K1.6, K1.9, P2.2, P2.4, P2.5, USHG 7.2.3

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* Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org


Science On the Go! “Science on the Go!” programs bring our Education team directly to your students, performing the same amazing 45 – 60 minute educational programs in your classroom! This great alternative to an off-site field trip provides a unique way to supplement current lessons, and/or reward students. Most of the Air Zoo’s education programs are available as “Science on the Go” experiences, including, but not limited to: • Rockin’ Roller Coasters • Junior Imagineers • High Flying Fun • Hot Wired • Young Aviators • Blast Into Space $200 for the first class (up to 32 students), $100 for each consecutive class of up to 32 students. - Additional supply fees apply for some classes. A travel fee of $0.50 per mile will apply for programs between a 10 – 60-mile radius.

Science Floor Shows become as brittle as glass. Freeze things, smash stuff, and pick up lots of cool science along the way.

• All About Air - Air is all around us and is essential to life, but what do we really know about air? Explore the properties of air, experiment with air pressure, and make giant soaring smoke rings in this interactive demonstration that will take your breath away.

• Super Science of Super Heroes and Super Villains Wouldn’t you like to be able to climb walls like Spiderman? Or maybe you would rather learn the “attractive” secrets of a super villain like Magneto. With your superpowers, you will make objects disappear like the Invisible Woman and create the perfect Storm to blow away the villains.

• Subzero Science - What is colder than the coldest place on Earth? Liquid nitrogen! Investigate states of matter as we see liquid boil at room temperature and rubber

$250 for the first show, $125 for each consecutive show A travel fee of $0.50 per mile will apply for programs between a 10 - 60-mile radius.

Science On Stage

Science on the Go!

The Air Zoo’s science floor shows are 30-minute interactive programs designed for larger audiences, and include high-energy audience participation and exciting science demonstrations.

Get more “bang” for your buck with these large-scale, 60-minute demonstrations for extra-large audiences: • Fizz, Boom, Soar! Get blown away by erupting liquids, a booming cannon, and soaring machines in this ultra-high-energy demonstration of physics, chemistry, and flight science that will launch everyone out of their seats! • The Greatest Show on Earth! Experience the thrills and chills of a lifetime while testing the true power of energy, the laws of physics, and forces in motion. Audience members demonstrate amazing feats of strength and agility using their scientific knowledge and skill against Thor’s Hammer, the Strongman Hammer Challenge, and the Air Zoo Bumper Car extravaganza! $400 for the first show and $200 for consecutive shows. A travel fee of $0.50 per mile will apply for programs between a 10 - 60-mile radius.

Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org

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Victory through Air Power Explore the role of aviation in determining the outcome of World War II. This tour introduces participants to the theories, technologies, and tactics employed by the United States Army Air Corps and Navy that led to ultimate victory, and gives an overview of the processes used for training American military pilots and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) volunteers.

$2* - 1 hour

Reaching for the Galaxy Discover how science has advanced from the age of Galileo to today’s modern space travel. Investigate how the invention of the rocket has been used in both war and peace, experience the thrills of historic space programs, and explore life on the International Space Station (ISS).

Educational Tours

$2* - 1 hour

Working Renovation of American Aircraft Explore the restoration projects currently underway inside the Air Zoo’s Flight Discovery Center with an expert Air Zoo guide. The Air Zoo has been selected by the National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation to oversee restoration of two historic World War II-era aircraft recovered from the bottom of Lake Michigan after over 65 years each: a Wildcat fighter and a very rare SBD Dauntless dive bomber. Take a fascinating look back while gaining insight into historic aviation preservation.

$2* - 1 hour

Aerospace through the Ages Travel through time as you explore the history, innovation, and creativity of aviation technology from the Wright Flyer, through the Golden Age of Aviation and World Wars I and II, to the powerful SR-71 Blackbird!

$2* - 1 hour

* Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org

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Lifelong Learners Classes

The Air Zoo is hosting four Western Michigan University Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) classes this fall. To register, contact OLLI at (269) 387-4200, or online at www.wmich. edu/olli/courses. OLLI members $25, OLLI non-members $35. 10 am – 12 pm. Limit: 35

November 1, 2018 Reaching for the Galaxy “Reaching for the Galaxy” explores how science has advanced from the age of Galileo to today’s modern

February 7, 2019 Working Renovation of American Aircraft “Working Renovation of American Aircraft” explores the restoration projects currently underway inside the Air Zoo’s Flight Discovery Center (3101 East Milham Ave., Kalamazoo) with an expert Air Zoo guide. The Air Zoo has been selected by the National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation to oversee restoration of two historic World War II era aircraft recovered from the bottom of Lake Michigan after more than 65 years: a Wildcat fighter and a very rare SBD Dauntless

dive bomber. Take a fascinating look back while gaining insight into historic aviation preservation. This course begins with a 60-minute docent-led walking tour, followed by a restoration demonstration where visitors will have a hands-on opportunity to work on the aircraft. March 7, 2019 Virtual Aviation Ground School “Virtual Aviation Ground School” begins with a pre-flight check of an aircraft and then an overview of navigation and air space. Next, students get a virtual flight experience by donning our new virtual reality goggles and simulating flight over southwest Michigan. This is not one of our full-motion simulators but a ground-based virtual reality experience, so no turbulence, we promise! The class wraps up with a question-and-answer session with some of the Air Zoo’s expert pilot docents.

Education for Employment (EFE) Education for Employment (EFE) (through the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency) Aviation Technology - Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Pathway This course is a great way to jump-start a career in aviation or space science. Students develop a broad knowledge base in subjects including the evolution of airplanes and commercial aviation, flight operations, aerodynamics, performance, regulations, and aircraft systems through participation in field trips, guest speakers, online learning, and shop projects. The course includes material developed by the AOPA High School Initiative.

Special Programs

September 6, 2018 Aerospace through the Ages “Aerospace through the Ages” explores the history, innovation, and creativity of aviation technology, ranging from the Wright Flyer to the powerful SR-71 Blackbird! This course begins with a 60-minute docentled walking tour, followed by an aerospace technology demonstration using the Air Zoo’s own wind tunnel. After the demonstration, there will be time for a follow-up discussion with one or more of our knowledgeable docents.

space travel. Investigate how the invention of the rocket has been used in both war and peace, experience the thrills of historic space programs, and explore life on the International Space Station (ISS)! The course begins with a 60-minute docent-led walking tour, followed by an activity in which students will design their own lunar landing vehicles to protect precious cargo. After the classroom activity, there will be time for a follow-up discussion with one or more of our knowledgeable docents.

Credits/Certifications: 4th Related Math Credit College Credit (Articulation): Northwestern Michigan College Western Michigan University Dual Enrollment: WMU/Kellogg Community College Eligibility/Prerequisites: Junior or Senior Solid math & science background

Contact KRESA’s EFE program: cameron.buck@kresa.org or (269) 250-9311. * Cost per student = Discounted Student Admission of $8 + individual course fee(s). Contact our Events Staff for information: (269) 350-2848 or Events@AirZoo.org

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Homeschool

Homeschool Discovery Days

discovery days

Homeschool Discovery Days are the perfect addition to any homeschool curriculum. The Air Zoo’s homeschool programs are designed to fulfill Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with dynamic, hands-on lesson plans and interactive demonstrations and tours. Prepare for your classes and follow up to reinforce concepts with the pre- and post-lesson activities available on our website! General Information: Dates: First Tuesdays (ages 5-14) and first Wednesdays (ages 5-11) of the month, according to schedule Times: Check-in/Free time 1 pm – 1:45 pm Class/Demonstration/Tour (in rotation by age group) 2 pm – 4 pm Free time 4 pm – 5 pm Costs: Classes $4 per student for most classes, $5 per student for biology classes General Admission tickets available for $4 per person, during your child's program. Air Zoo Members and children 4 and under, are free Class Registration: Visit www.AirZooHomeschool.org for registration instructions. Pre-registration is required; walk-ins on the day of the event will not be permitted to take a class. Demo & Class Schedule (for detailed program info, visit AirZooHomeshcool.org)

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October 2-3, 2018 - Living in Space Build A New World...On Mars! Ages 5-7 • Astronauts Ages 8-11 • Life in Space Ages 12-14 • Mission to Space

February 5-6, 2019 - Aviation Materials Science Open Cockpits! Ages 5-7 • Aviation Materials Science Ages 8-11 • Aviation Materials Science Ages 12-14 • Aircraft Restoration

November 6-7, 2018 - Biology Sports Science: Train for the Games Ages 5-7 • Ocean Odyssey Ages 8-11 • Getting Into Grasshoppers Ages 12-14 • Getting Into Grasshoppers

March 5-6, 2019 - Meteorology Fizz, Boom, Soar Ages 5-7 • Weather Explorers Ages 8-11 • Storm Chasers Ages 12-14 • Weather Watchers

December 4-5, 2018 - Earth Science Science Rocks! Ages 5-7 • Mineral Detective Ages 8-11 • Dynamic Earth Ages 12-14 • Earth Scientists

May 7-8, 2019 - Physics The Greatest Show on Earth Ages 5-7 • Motion Madness Ages 8-11 • Rockin’ Roller Coasters Ages 12-14 • Kinetic Coasters


Overnights Overview

Our Overnights include: • A scavenger hunt • A tour of the museum • Free time to explore the museum prior to, or after, the Overnight • Dinner, bedtime snack, breakfast • A special Air Zoo Overnight patch! Overnights are not just for Scouts - they are a fun learning experience for any group! Student Overnights can also be adapted to work with your curriculum.

Civil Air Patrol Overnight Model Rocketry Badge CAP’s Model Rocketry program is an achievement program for cadets interested in the science, technology, and flight of model rockets. Cadets will be introduced to the hobby and science of model rocketry. Rocket construction begins with simple alternative-power models and progressively challenges cadets to construct more advanced models in three stages. Cadets who complete this Overnight will be certified to receive the Cadet Model Rocketry Badge (badge not provided by the Air Zoo).

American Heritage Girls Overnight Aviation Badge Tenderhearts and Explorers spread their wings as they work together to earn their Aviation Badges in one fun and educational Overnight! Girls will learn how airplanes fly by demonstrating Bernoulli’s Principle, make and test several flying contraptions, and tour the cockpit of an airplane to see real flight instrumentation up close! AHG badges are not provided, but each girl receives an Air Zoo fun patch.

K – 5th Graders

6th – 12th Graders

Super Sleuths - Do you have what it takes to investigate a crime scene and figure out “who dunnit?” Put all of your senses and scientific skills to the test in finding clues, examining fingerprints and “blood” splatter, and breaking secret codes to solve a puzzling crime.

Space Exploration - Explore the history and careers in space exploration and gain a working knowledge of physical forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion through racing the force of gravity. Create real-life action/reaction scenarios and build and launch (weather permitting) reusable model rockets. This Overnight meets all of the requirements for the BSA Scouts Space Exploration Merit Badge (badge not provided by the Air Zoo).

Reach for the Stars - Visit the moon, the solar system, and the galaxy in our STARLAB planetarium and (weather permitting) in the Air Zoo’s backyard. Learn how a telescope works to view distant objects, identify seasonal constellations, and create and name your own constellation. Rocketry - Gain a working knowledge of physical forces and Newton’s Laws of Motion through racing the force of gravity, creating real-life action/reaction scenarios, and building and launching (weather permitting) your own model rockets. Take Flight - Explore the science and history of aviation during this exciting hands-on experience. Young aviators experiment with the four forces of flight and learn about the dynamics of airplane flight while building take-home gliders.

Overnights Overnights

Grab your sleeping bag and land under the SR-71B Blackbird, because you’re in for an overnight adventure! Our Overnights are designed to give you an after-hours experience like no other. Choose from the available themes listed below.

Special Programs

Aviation - Explore history and careers in aviation, experiment with the four forces of flight, and learn about the dynamics of airplane flight while building take-home gliders. This Overnight meets all of the requirements for the BSA Scouts Aviation Merit Badge (badge not provided by the Air Zoo).

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Scouting: Girl Scouts Super Science Saturdays During the Air Zoo’s Super Science Saturdays, Girl Scouts complete the requirements for one or more badges in one exciting day! Each Super Science Saturday is tailored for a particular Girl Scout level. Other children may attend with the Girl Scout, but must be accompanied by an adult. The Air Zoo does not have the badges, but each participating scout will receive an Air Zoo fun patch! Every registrant also receives a wrist band so that they can explore the exhibits and rides after the program is over. Participants may bring in their own lunches or plan to purchase lunch from the Kitty Hawk Café. Find out more information and register at www.AirZooScouting.org.

Junior Girl Scouts Super Science Saturday Get Moving Journey October 20, 2018 • 9 am - 3 pm

This Super Science Saturday offers Juniors the opportunity to earn two of the three Girl Scout leadership awards in the Get Moving Journey – Energize and Investigate. You will examine the conservation of non-renewable energy resources and the use of renewable resources. After experimenting with electricity, you will learn how to unplug and save energy, and find fun ways to reduce, reuse and recycle. Get energized, get moving, and go green!

Early Registration Deadline: October 5, 2018 Late Registration (add $3 per person): October 6 – 19, 2018 Fee: $22/scout and $12/adult Limit: 60 participants

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Brownie Girl Scouts Super Science Saturday Senses Badge November 17, 2018 • 9 am - 12 pm

We rely on our five senses to provide information about the world around us. Just think about your favorite cookies. They look, smell, and taste delicious and they sound and feel crunchy or gooey! Some people do not have the use of one of their senses and their other senses become super-acute. Sensory scientists will experiment with your senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste during this sensational morning of fun!

Early Registration Deadline: November 2, 2018 Late Registration (add $3 per person): November 3 – 16, 2018 Fee: $17/scout and $12/adult Limit: 60 participants

Daisy Girl Scout Super Science Saturday Robotics Badge January 12, 2019 • 9 am - 12 pm

In one amazing morning Daisies will earn three Robotics badges! They will learn What Robots Do in the real world, How Robots Move using step-bystep instructions, and they will Design a Robot to complete the challenge of decorating wrapping paper for a friend’s birthday present.

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Early Registration Deadline: December 28, 2018 Late Registration (add $3 per person): December 29, 2018 – January 11, 2019 Fee: $17/scout and $12/adult Limit: 60 participants


Aviation

Extravaganza!

Calling all Girl Scouts! April 27, 2019 • 11 am - 3 pm Spread your wings and celebrate aviation at the Air Zoo with the Girls Scouts Heart of Michigan Council and the Western Michigan University College of Aviation. This high-flying adventure is free with general admission! • All About Air demonstrations • Girl Scout SWAP • WMU College of Aviation air traffic control simulators • Open cockpits • Aviation art • And much, much more! Advance registration is not necessary to attend this event, which is free with general admission! But if you purchase your Air Zoo admission tickets in advance, you will avoid the ticket counter lines and get an Air Zoo lanyard at check-in!

Junior Girl Scouts Super Science Saturday February 2, 2019 • 9 am - 11:30 am (Product Designer) and 12:30 pm – 3 pm (Jewelry) Choose your Super Science Saturday experience – register for one or both of these badges to create your own day of fun! Product designers will investigate, invent, and innovate to find out what makes for a great product and then design their own creations. All products are rigorously tested to make sure they work properly, and you will find innovative solutions to improve your product’s performance to make it great! Jewelers will explore the design process to fashion your own jewelry using a variety of beautiful materials. Use your creativity and make something wonderful to wear or to give as a gift!

Early Registration Deadline: January 18, 2019 Late Registration (add $3 per person): January 19 – February 1, 2019 Fee: $17/scout and $12/adult for one session, or $24/scout and $12/adult for the combo! Limit: 32 participants in each session

Scouting

Product Designer & Jewelry Badges

Brownie Girl Scouts Super Science Saturday Home Scientist Badge March 9, 2019 • 9 am - 12 pm

Science is all around you – in your home and at the Air Zoo! You are a scientist every time you observe, ask a question, or experiment, and if you pay careful attention you can learn all kinds of new things! You will investigate all types of science (using things that you can find right in your own home) as you cause a chemical reaction, make a polymer, experiment with static electricity, and create some strange – and edible – mixtures. Go mad with science!

Early Registration Deadline: February 22, 2019 Late Registration (add $3 per person): February 23 – March 8, 2019 Fee: $17/scout and $12/adult Limit: 60 participants

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Scouting: Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA Super Science Saturdays During the Air Zoo’s Super Science Saturdays, Cub Scouts complete many requirements needed for one or more Elective Adventure Loops and Webelo Adventure Pins in one exciting day that is tailored to their scout level. Other children may attend with a scout, but must be accompanied by an adult. Each participating scout will receive an Air Zoo fun patch and a wrist band to explore the exhibits and rides after their program. Scouts can bring a lunch or purchase one from the Kitty Hawk Café (prepaid at registration). Learn more and register your troop at AirZooScouting.org.

Lion Cub Super Science Saturday Gizmos & Gadgets Adventure Loop and Build It Up, Knock It Down Adventure Loop October 6, 2018 • 9 am – 11:30 am

This exciting Saturday has two parts: Lion Cubs will complete the Gizmos & Gadgets Adventure Loop requirements by exploring forces, motion and creating a simple machine using these new concepts. They will also complete the requirements for the Build It Up, Knock it Down Adventure Loop by building gigantic structures using Imagination Playground blocks and KEVA planks – and, of course, knocking them down!

Early Registration Deadline: September 21, 2018 Late Registration (add $3 per person): September 22 – October 5, 2018 Fee: $17/scout and $12/adult

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Tiger Cub Super Science Saturday Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries Adventure Loop and Sky is the Limit Adventure Loop November 3, 2018 • 9 am – 12:30 pm Tiger Cubs will spend half of their day creating a secret code, learning sign language and Braille, and putting a science “magic” show together for Air Zoo visitors as they complete requirements for their Curiosity, Intrigue, and Magical Mysteries Adventure Loop. The second half will focus on most of the requirements necessary for the Sky is the Limit Adventure Loop. They will learn to use a real telescope, make their own constellation telescopes and investigate careers in astronomy and space exploration!

Early Registration Deadline: October 19, 2018 Late Registration (add $3 per person): October 20 – November 2, 2018 Fee: $18/scout and $12/adult

Wolf Cub Super Science Saturday Digging in the Past Adventure Loop and Air of the Wolf Adventure Loop December 8, 2018 • 9 am – 2 pm

We will split the day up as we take Wolf Cubs through the Digging in the Past Adventure Loop requirements. They will act as junior paleontologists investigating “fossils,” discovering dinosaurs and really digging into the past. They’ll also experiment with properties of air and create and fly airplanes and kites to achieve their Air of the Wolf Adventure Loop!

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Early Registration Deadline: November 23, 2018 Late Registration (add $3 per person): November 24 – December 7, 2018 Fee: $20/scout and $12/adult


Bear Cub Super Science Saturday Super Science Adventure Loop and Forensics Adventure Loop March 23, 2019 • 9 am – 3 pm

Are your Bear Cubs looking to complete the requirements for their Super Science Adventure Loop? Come experiment with static electricity, density, and chemical reactions in this super science adventure! The day’s activities also provide your Cubs all they need to earn their Forensics Adventure Loops. These young CSI investigators will analyze fingerprints, separate substances using chemical analysis and learn about careers in forensic science!

Early Registration Deadline: March 8, 2019 Late Registration (add $3 per person): March 9 – 22, 2019 Fee: $22/scout and $12/adult

Webelo Super Science Saturday Adventures in Science Adventure Pin and Earth Rocks! Adventure Pin February 23, 2019 • 9 am – 3 pm

Get your Webelos working towards their Adventures in Science Adventure Pin. They will begin their “fair test” of a fertilizer’s effects on plant growth (to be finished at home or at future scout meetings), make and launch (weather permitting) model rockets, and experiment with electric circuits. We will also spend half the day working toward completing most of the requirements needed for the Earth Rocks! Adventure Loop as we discuss geology with a visiting earth scientist and learn to identify and test rocks and minerals. Scouts may complete the rock hunt requirements in advance of this event and bring in their finds to identify!

Early Registration Deadline: February 8, 2019 Late Registration (add $3 per person): February 9 – 22, 2019 Fee: $24/scout and $12/adult

Merit Badge Saturdays! During the Air Zoo’s Merit Badge Saturdays, scouts spend one exciting day completing all of the requirements needed for a merit badge! The Air Zoo awards each participating scout an Air Zoo fun patch (merit badges provided by troop leader) and every registrant also receives a wrist band so that they can explore the exhibits and rides after the program is over. Scouts can bring a lunch or purchase one from the Kitty Hawk Café (prepaid at registration). Learn more and register your troop at AirZooScouting.org.

Aviation Merit Badge Day

Scouting

January 19, 2019 • 9 am – 3:30 pm Scouts will complete their requirements for the Aviation Merit Badge during this fun and engaging day! Explore the history and science behind flight. Investigate the forces of flight and the control surfaces of an airplane using a specialized wind tunnel. Tour the Air Zoo’s amazing collection of aircraft and make, fly, and modify your own take-home glider. Early Registration Deadline: January 4, 2019 Late Registration (add $3 per person): January 5 – 18, 2019 Fee: $25/scout and $12/adult

Space Exploration Merit Badge Day April 13, 2019 • 9 am – 4:15 pm Complete all requirements for the Space Exploration Merit Badge at the Air Zoo! Discover past and future implications of space exploration, research the technology and products developed directly from the space program, and build and launch (weather permitting) a model rocket. Early Registration Deadline: March 29, 2019 Late Registration (add $3 per person): March 30 – April 12, 2019 Fee: $27/scout and $12/adult

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Air Zoo members aged 6 – 11, join the Sky Kids’ Club and take part in fun, educational activities on these special Saturdays from 11 am – 3 pm. To get your kids in the Club, talk to anyone at the ticket counter or contact Member Engagement Manager, Michael Martin, at (269) 350-2807 or mmartin@airzoo.org. You do not have to sign up in advance for these FREE Saturday programs – just show up and have a great time! Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018: Rockets How do rockets generate enough thrust to get into space, and what can we use as fuel to make our own rockets soar? Test pop-fizz rockets and stomp rockets, and create takehome air-powered paper rockets while experimenting with forces in motion. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018: Astronomy Make your own mini-telescope while exploring several major constellations. Learn how the Hubble Space Telescope stays in Earth orbit and photographs objects out in deep space. Step inside the Air Zoo’s STARLAB planetarium for a special presentation on our Solar System and the Milky Way galaxy! Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019: Earth Rocks Test a variety of minerals, just like the experts do in the field. Discover why seashells are extremely strong, and sift and excavate your own take-home shells! Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019: STEAM Building Challenge Use your creative ideas and engineering skills to build structures strong enough to hold up to “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” and withstand hurricane-force winds. Make objects soar toward targets after making mini-catapults! Saturday, March 16, 2019: Wild Weather Why do supercell storms and tornadoes form in certain areas around the Earth? What can we do to prevent damage from flooding and high winds? Explore these ideas and more using a stream table, dry ice tornadoes, and weather instruments. Saturday, May 11, 2019: Materials Science Why do some materials work better for building airplanes, spaceships, and houses than others? Experiment with polymers, metals, ceramics, and composite materials using electricity, heat, and light energy.

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Winter Break 2018 - 2019 Family Fun Days Get out of the cold and join the fun at the Air Zoo during our Family Fun Days! Every Wednesday through Friday during winter break (December 26 – 28 and January 2 – 4), there will be special activities for the family, including: • Themed crafts and games • Special guest visitors • Interactive demonstrations Check our website (www.AirZoo.org) for the special Family Fun Day happenings each day! General Admission: Add $2 per person Air Zoo Members: Add $2 per person 11 am – 3 pm Limit: While supplies last!

Spring Break +1 Camps  Preschool 4-5 yrs old Kids, your favorite +1 adult is welcome to join you at camp so you can have twice the fun! 4 and 5 year old preschoolers are welcome to bring an adult chaperone, but it is not required.

April 2 - Fantastic Flying Discover how people learned to fly by studying birds and experimenting with kites, gliders, and planes. Learn about basic aircraft construction while making your own takehome flying machines in this program full of high-flying fun!

April 4 - Build It! This camp is the blueprint for fun! Explore shapes and patterns while constructing towers, sculptures, pyramids, and other structures. Young architects will try to protect the Three Little Pigs from the Big Bad Wolf using straws, sticks, bricks, and giant Lincoln logs.

Spring Break Day Camps  Choose from a variety of science-based, day camp programs that engage and inspire children to learn about the exciting world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Utilizing fun, exciting, and highly interactive programming, the Air Zoo guides young minds through creative and inquiry-based experiences that instill a lifelong passion for learning. April 2 Rockets and Roller Coasters Fly up, zoom down, and spin all around in a day full of wild science fun. Discover that “what goes up must come down” when you test the art of aerodynamics and the science of speed.

K-2nd & 3rd-5th

$55/child, 9 am – 4 pm K – 2nd grade limit 24 3rd – 5th grade limit 24 After 4 pm, adults can purchase a wrist band at half-price to take their children on the rides. Extended camp day is available from 4 pm – 5 pm for an additional $10

April 3 - Rescue 911 Oh no! Your friend has fallen out of your tree fort – what should you do? Okay, so it didn’t really happen, but you will have fun learning how to handle a variety of emergency situations, including making a plaster cast and a finger splint. Practice responding to emergencies just like real paramedics.

Winter/Spring Break

$27/child (one adult per child gets a free admission wristband for helping out in camp!) 9 am – 12 pm Limit 20

April 3 - Astronauts in Training Astronauts are living in space! Join us to learn more about the special tools, astronaut suits, and equipment used aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Young explorers will design their own space suits to take home.

April 4 Cool Chemical Connections What happens when you mix a little bit of this and a whole lot of that? Find out in this fun and potentially messy camp. Experiment with the properties of matter and test various ingredients to create cool chemical reactions like gooey slime and oozing liquids!

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RECOGNITION. CELEBRATION. INNOVATION. SATURDAY APRIL 13, 2019 Nominate a high school student or K-12 educator who has accomplished great things in science, technology, engineering, art or mathematics (STEAM). For more info, or to apply or nominate an educator or student, visit AirZooGala.org. Applications due by Feb. 15th, 2019.

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The Air Zoo provides excellent educational programming for parents and educators alike. We offer unique, age appropriate lessons for area sc...

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