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STARBASE-WPAFB EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH|
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STARBASE is a Department of Defense program which serves young people in communities across the country by offering students an opportunity to participate in a variety of learning experiences designed to increase interest in and knowledge of math, science and technology.
Activities also help students to develop positive self-esteem, provide goal setting/achievement skills and tools to lead a drug free life-style.
Hands-on approach and participatory learning experiences provide a strong motivation to learn.
Teamwork is emphasized throughout the curriculum, teaching students to work effectively with others.
What Teachers Need to Know about STARBASE:
-STARBASE is offered to 5th grade students attending Dayton area schools.
-There is no cost to attend STARBASE. All materials are provided.
-Schools are responsible for transportation to and from STARBASE.
-STARBASE is led by teachers licensed throughout the state of Ohio.
-The STARBASE curriculum has been aligned with the Ohio Science, Mathematics and Technology standards.
-STARBASE is a 25-hour program spread out over five days to provide instruction in science, math, technology and teamwork.
Highlights of the STARBASE Experience:
-Practice taking off and landing an aircraft using flight simulation software
-Construct, launch and conduct experiments with water rockets
-Experiment with Newton Launchers to learn about the three laws of motion
-Discover possible careers when Air Force personnel visit during lunch
-Tour the National Museum of the United States Air Force
-Set personal goals and explore how positive actions can make their dreams a reality
-Enhance teamwork skills through group problem solving activities
-Utilize the scientific method while exploring Bernoulli's principal, forces of flight, states of matter and more
For more information, call 255-1575 or fax to 255-1585.