AEROBASE Atlantis

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Sixth grade students complete AEROBASE Atlantis, a four-day program which focuses on force, motion, and energy. The curriculum emphasizes problem based, hands-on learning using an elementary physics and aviation-based curriculum. Students experience simple Newtonian physics, Bernoulli’s Principle and the Forces of Flight.  As a final project, every student builds and launches his/her own powered rocket from a pre-packaged kit.  The rocket becomes a keepsake and special memory from the program.

Key Components of the Program:

  • Developing an understanding of basic physics
  • Logbooks to capture notes and lessons
  • Discussing goals and the importance of goal setting
  • Working in teams to solve problems
  • Launching a rocket on the final day of AEROBASE
  • Red AEROBASE t-shirts