This project-based learning course engages students who are curious about aviation and aerospace careers through the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). This course will introduce students to an engineering design process, tools to collect and analyze data, the science of aviation, materials and structures, and safety. Students will participate in real-world experiences such as designing, building and testing a pilot seat, kite, straw rocket, powered rocket and unpowered glider. As they develop these prototypes, they learn the underlying principles of aerospace, science, mathematics, and literacy. They will apply aerospace technical standards and math and science standards to develop these projects.
The nationally developed aviation and aerospace engineering standards are an outcome of a collaborative effort between SREB, Lockheed Martin, NASA, National Instruments, Civil Air Patrol, Airbus, Georgia Institute of Technology, Auburn University, Missile Defense Agency, Alabama Department of Education, and several other organizations.
Course I Fundamentals of Aerospace Technology (1 Credit)
Course II Advanced Aerospace Technology (1 Credit)
Course III Aeronautics Engineering Applications (1 Credit)
Course IV Astronautics Engineering Applications (1 Credit)
*Students will need to attend additional clinical workshops offered throughout the school year. Students must be 16 years of age, have a valid state ID and social security number to be allowed to take the Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 Remote Pilot exam.
Aerospace Engineering Course I -IV
Course I Fundamentals of Aerospace Technology
This project-based learning course engages students who are curious about aviation
and aerospace careers. Th is course will introduce students to an engineering design
process, tools to collect and analyze data, the science of aviation, materials and
structures, and safety. Students will participate in real-world experiences such as
designing, building and testing a pilot seat, kite, straw rocket and launcher, motorpowered rocket and a model glider.
Course II Advanced Aerospace Technology
This course builds on the foundation of Course 1 and engages students in applying
the design process, using tools to collect and analyze data, exploring a deeper level
of the science of aviation and discovering how quality control systems work in
the aviation field. Students will work collaboratively in teams to design, build and
test a wing; plot a course for a plane to take off and land; design, build and test a
wing attachment system; test materials under stress; and design, build and test an
electric-powered plane. Students will demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge
and skills by presenting their innovative ideas, techniques and solutions to business
and industry partners.
Course III Aeronautics Engineering Applications
This project-based learning course is for students who have successfully
completed Courses 1 and 2. Students will learn about systems such as flight
control, remote-control vehicles and the virtual world. Students will learn to fly
using flight simulators. They will work collaboratively to propose a shift from a
VOR navigation system to a GPS system and determine the cost savings.
In addition, students will develop rotor blades for helicopters and design and
program an unmanned flying vehicle
Course IV Astronautics Engineering Applications
Students in this capstone course will focus on outer space and underwater
applications. During the six projects, they will work collaboratively to design, build
and test a laser communication system; develop a plan for space survivability in
hostile environments; and utilize software to create a three-dimensional model of
a satellite orbit and a team remote vehicle for underwater exploration. Depending
on articulation agreements or state policy, students who successfully complete the
course may be able to earn dual credit.
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Aerospace Engineering students hard at work!