Middle School Programs NYC Center for Aerospace and Applied Mathematics

Aeronautics: Weather (Grade 6)

Why can it be dangerous to fly when the weather is bad? Students learn the basics of airplane flight and explore how weather affects flight by using a wind tunnel, model airplanes, and flight simulators. This program aligns to the Investigating Weather and Climate unit in the Science Scope and Sequence.

Space Mission: Comet (Grade 6)

In this simulated space mission, students learn to work as astronauts onboard our spacecraft and Flight Controllers in Mission Control as they conduct scientific experiments, maintain safe living conditions and search the starfields in our solar system to locate and study a comet.

Aeronautics: Flight (Grade 7)

How do airplanes use the air we breathe to lift them off the ground? Have your students find out as they learn the basics of airplane flight and explore the four forces on an airplane by using flight simulators and model airplanes.

Space Mission: Mars (Grades 7 and 8)

After nine months in space, student astronauts are on final approach to Mars, where they will take the role of student Flight Controllers at Mars’ Mission Control. Teams must work together to track the weather on Mars, determine the best landing area, and make sure their mission is a success.

Space Mission: Earth Odyssey (Grade 8)

Student astronauts onboard the Space Station and Flight Controllers in Mission Control use remote sensing to collect data about how Earth systems are being affected by human activity such as changes in land use and increases in carbon dioxide levels. This space mission focuses on climate change and aligns with Regents Earth Science.

Astronaut or Pilot Training Programs (12:1, 12:1:1)

NYCCAAM is an experiential, hands-on learning center and our programs are adaptable to most special needs populations. Our facility is wheelchair accessible. It should be noted that some of our programs do have bright flashing lights and loud sounds.

Astronaut Training and Aviation Training Programs are specifically geared towards 12:1 and 12:1:1 populations. We work with individual teachers to create a program that is just right for their students. Contact Peter Giles at pgiles@schools.nyc.gov or 212-608-6164 (ext. 111) for more information.

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