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Full STEAM Ahead with the Civil Air Patrol - A Live and Free Event

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Interested in aerospace and aviation?  Want to know what it takes to locate a lost aircraft or how to fly a quad copter?  Interact with Major Jennifer Smith, Missouri Wing Chief of Staff for Missions, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, as you apply STEAM concepts to flying a quad copter and planning an emergency services rescue mission.  Plus, find out what it’s like to be part of the Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Program.

Ask your questions and interact live as our guest demonstrates examples of how to apply principles of STEAM to their designs, construction, research, and problem solving.  Participate for FREE.

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This is a free program that will occur on October 17, 2019.


30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Industrial Technology, Community Interests, Fine Arts, Career Education, Mathematics, Sciences, Technology/Information Science, Problem Solving, Leadership

Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

This is a live program that will occur at the stated time and date.

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St Louis, MO
United States

Student and educator focused and standards-based, our interactive programs, videos and related curriculum resources authentically link students and the curriculum they study to individuals and organizations who are applying that curriculum in the real world. We offer on-demand interactive programs whose content and time frame are designed to best meet your students’ learning needs.

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Program Details


Program Format:
The agenda below provides you the topics to be explored in the program as well as the order of that exploration. Student questions will be woven in throughout the program.

I. Welcome and Introduction—Student groups and experts are introduced and welcomed to the program and given information on ways to interact during the program.

II. What is the Civil Air Patrol?—Major Smith will describe the work of the Civil Air Patrol and how students can get involved in their Cadet program.

III. Exploring the Flight of a Quad Copter—Students will investigate the four forces of flight and how a quad copter is designed to deal with them. This segment will include demonstration of a quad copter drone.

IV. The Science of Rescue—A major part of the Civil Air Patrol’s mission is to provide rescue services for individuals stranded by natural disaster and other events. In this segment, students will learn about and investigate the science, technology, and mathematics used to plan and successfully execute a rescue mission.

V. Summary and Closing—We summarize the major concepts learned and deal with a final question regarding examples of how their education helped prepare them for their careers.


The participant will:
1. investigate the four forces that act on flight and how a quad copter is designed to deal with them.
2. interact with professionals who plan and organize rescue missions.
3. explore science, technology, and math used to plan and successfully execute a rescue mission.
4. engage in critical thinking and creative thinking.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing
6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening
1. Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Common Core State Standards Initiative
English Language Arts Standards—Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Grades 6-8
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

Grades 9-10
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author's claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.

Featured National Standards: (Science)
Science as Inquiry - Science as inquiry requires students to combine processes and scientific knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to develop their understanding of science.
1. Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
2. Understandings about scientific inquiry

Next Generation Science Standards
Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-1: Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions

State Standards

Please reference the National Standards provided above.