Wilkes, John M.
AIAA New England Chapter
This project was to develop a six-week long 5th grade hands-on curriculum unit. It brought aerospace back into the curriculum using a lunar base theme. This project was sponsored by the AIAA New England. The initiative was hosted by Elm Park Elementary school in Worcester, MA, in the classroom of a science-oriented teacher. There, we tested ideas that would become 7 science-concept review "stations" at an AIAA NE outreach event (at WPI), for 375 fifth graders from 7 schools, called "Fifth Grade MCAS Review - on the Moon". This event evolved out of a request for a field trip. Part of the project was to do a cost-benefit analysis of bringing in a guest speaker, going on a field trip, or creating your own event. The Worcester Public Schools liked our event the best, and want it repeated.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Social Science and Policy Studies