“I learned how to program a drone flight and how to build a rocket.”
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 as they build and launch model rockets, code drones for simulated flight missions, compete in programming challenges of sphero rovers, and design/build a LEGO Mars colony. The theme is Mission Mars!
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
Rockets! Drones! Sphero Rovers!!
Red AEROBASE t-shirts!