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  • CTEEA Announces AEROLAB


  • May 20, 2015
  • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Crown Plaza Hotel in Cromwell, 100 Berlin Rd, Cromwell, CT 06416
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  • Registration is open to middle and high school Educators.

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An Offer Too Good To Refuse…

and it’s FREE!

For more than a decade, the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and Alcoa Foundation have partnered to offer teacher workshops to thousands of children, promoting and inspiring children to pursue study and careers in science, technology, engineer and math (STEM).

The AMA and Alcoa Foundation are offering a new series of free, after-school workshops in selected communities where the Alcoa Corporation and the Academy have a presence.  Teachers will experience two engaging AeroLab STEM activities, featuring simple, inexpensive model airplanes that will be provided at no cost to participants. 

Advanced Planner: The central Connecticut area has been selected for a flight-based STEM professional development experience for upper elementary, middle and high school technology education, as well as math and science teachers.  The workshop will be held at the (Crown Plaza Hotel in Cromwell on May 20)  It will begin at 4 p.m., conclude at 6:30 and include a light supper. 

Join us for an enjoyable afternoon of fun with activities that are guaranteed to engage and inspire your students.  To register, visit https://cteea.wildapricot.org/events  Workshop enrollment is limited to 20 middle and high school teachers, so sign up now!


         How things flyis always a topic of high student interest.  AeroLab STEM-based lessons feature simple foam and balsa model airplanes as tools to teach middle and high school math and physical science.  The lessons focus on Newton’s laws of Force and Motion; students learn to calculate the average speed of a moving object and illustrate the motion of objects on graphs using the distance/time formula. They learn to describe qualitative relationships among force, mass and changes in motion as well as forces acting on an object moving in a circular path.

          All labs are excellent for technology education pre-engineering programs and are geared to state and national middle-level math and physical science standards.  The lessons are designed for directed or guided inquiry, using simple flying machines to illustrate basic activities linking math to physical science, providing opportunities for students to collect data and graph results, as well as participate in teams to analyze data and manipulate variables.  Participants in this workshop will build and fly model aircraft, and each will receive classroom materials with lessons teachers can use on Monday!

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