On-Site School Programs
All education programs are designed to meet the Georgia Performance Standards and are created to supplement classroom course work. During each lesson, student will investigate, explore and create by hands-on discovery. In addition to school programs, activities can be tailored to suit after school programs, summer camps, Boy & Girl Scouts, etc.
Wings, Things & Flying Machines (4th & 8th) – In this course the
primary goal is to provide students with a quality, multi-disciplinary program integrating the scientific process skills, careers, history of flight and transportation.
U Can Be A Rocket Scientist – Have you ever questioned how a rocket engine works? Students will explore propulsion by learning the history of rocketry.
Circuits & Magnets (5th grade) - Classify objects attracted and not attracted by magnets. Analyze materials of objects used. Make a nail magnet. Students will correctly make a simple circuit using a battery, bulb, and a wire so that the bulb will light.
Astronomy – 4th & 6th grade – Starlab Planetarium
Return to the Moon – The Space Shuttles have been retired to make way for new spacecraft that we travel deeper into the universe and look at NASA’s Return to the Moon. Discover the Lunar Base and the exploration of Mars.
Underground Railroad: Connections to Freedom & Science (5th & 7th grade) – Have fun with History, Astronomy, Technology, Mathematics, Earth System Science as we follow Slaves traveling the Underground Railroad, usually on foot, who depended on celestial navigation to find their way northward. They continually looked to the Big Dipper and the North Star for direction.
Aviation Weather ( 7th grade) - Will introduce students to the weather effects that impact flight. You will learn about the atmosphere and how air temperature and air pressure are important things to know. You will see how predictable wind can be and just how turbulent air can be. You will understand how the moisture content in the air is a factor for flight as well as how to read those signposts in the sky known as clouds.
Rocketry (8th grade) - Will help students learn the basic math and physics that govern the design and flight of rockets. Build, design and launch Rockets
Line Up With Math - Program uses 6 Problem Sets to explore and apply decision-making and proportional reasoning skills to resolve distance-rate-time conflicts in realistic air traffic control problems.
Liftoff to Learning -This program shows how Newton's Three Laws of Motion are applied to spaceflight. Travel with us through the universe to learn about our solar system, constellations, planets, space shuttles, and astronauts.
All Systems Go! -Examines human physiologic changes that occur in astronauts while they are in microgravity and attempts to answer important questions on how the body readapts to Earth’s environment
STEM Awareness Day
This program is designed as a "Student" Hands On Engineering / Science Day to expose participants to STEM related opportunities. Students interact with hands on demonstrations at various engineering stations (Aerospace/Aeronautical, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Robotic & Systems) where they are engaged in age-appropriate, inquiry-based science activities correlated to state and national standards.This program can be customized for Elementary, Middle & High schools.
The focus is on aviation career exploration with emphasis on opportunities for women and minorities. Students experience instruction in aviation history, the physics of flight, and field trips to aviation sites and hands-on activities.
A Wing and a Prayer
Students will learn about early aviation and what aviation pioneers faced when they attempted to fly. The program will cover fundamental aeronautic principles, basic aircraft design, and Georgia aviation heritage.
Community Outreach Programs:
Family STEM Nights (FSN) are offered to elementary, middle and high schools; an interactive, hands-on event for the whole family. These events offer an exciting evening where we transform an area in the school, like the gymnasium, into an interactive museum filled with fun STEM focused activities that are enjoyed by students and their parents as they work together to conduct simple, inquiry-based, age-appropriate experiments. The primary goals of FSN are to stimulate an excitement and interest in science among students and their parents; to get parents involved in the education process; to demonstrate the relationship between science education and future career choices.
Aviation/Space Summer Camp is a one-week day camp designed to engage middle school youth through experiencing the history of aviation in Georgia; designing aircraft with control surfaces; constructing and launching rockets; the effects weather plays in aviation; learning to fly using simulators; concluding with possible tours.
Science and Math Teacher Training offers additional support to teachers via in-service training and seminars. AMDC demonstrates unique ways to engage students in math and science as well as ignite their fascination and curiosity with the topics. All training has been approved to provide teachers with Professional Learning Units required for Teacher Certification.
STEM Education “How-To”Manuals