Aerospace Academy Series

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Partnership: Aerospace Academy Series

Investigate, discover, and soar! Aerospace Academy is a series of learning labs with hands-on activities, experiments, and inquiry-based demonstrations.

Based at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Aerospace Educators-in-Residence teach the scientific theories, historical aspects, and key terminology of aerospace aviation.

Aerospace Academy

Aerospace Academy: Design a Satellite
Audience: Students in Grades 3-5 — Available on YouTube
This program shows the unique aspects, benefits and importance of satellites through demonstrations and simple experiments. Students learn about all key parts of a satellite and how they work.

Aerospace Academy: Paper Airplane Design
Audience: Students in Grades 3-5 — Available on YouTube
Students create paper airplanes then manipulate the weight to test the center of gravity and center of lift of the design.

Aerospace Academy: We Can Fly
Audience: Students in Grades 3-5 — Available on YouTube
The four basic forces of flight are demonstrated in clever examples that will captivate younger students.

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