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Posted 12/5/2007 Printable Fact Sheet

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.

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