As students develop a love for aviation they often show dramatic improvements in math and science as they apply these principles to the exciting world of aviation. Aviation has the remarkable ability to excite students about learning more math and science.
Thousands of students have already enjoyed learning about flight by completing AeroScholars courses. They have experienced first-hand how these courses provide strong math and science learning with practical applications in a variety of adacemic areas.
“These are the best online courses I’ve ever seen.”
—higher education course reviewer
AeroScholars Course 1: Fundamentals of Aviation Science
Fundamentals of Aviation Science is designed for students of all backgrounds. They may have some familiarity with aircraft and aviation or perhaps they have only seen aircraft flying overhead. The course is designed to encourage interest and appreciation for aviation.
The course will explore the history of flight and uncover the mysteries of airplane and helicopter flight and the basics of aerodynamics. Students will learn about the evolution of aircraft and their designs, engines, instruments, and aircraft systems. Meteorology, air traffic control, and variety of aviation and aerospace career options are also covered. The course includes significant historical events in aviation and aerospace development as well as a look at modern technology and industry progress. Students will learn aerospace terminology, government and industry roles in aviation and applicable regulations.
Course 1: National Science Teachers Association's Standards: Grades 9-12 (pdf)
Demo: Fundamentals of Aviation Science
AeroScholars Course 2: Advanced Aviation Science, Private Pilot
Advanced Aviation Science, Private Pilot further develops the student's understanding and interest of aviation science. Although most students may not pilot an aircraft for a living, most people have dreamt of flying an aircraft.
This course brings the dream of being a pilot many steps closer. Students will learn about airport systems, air traffic control procedures, airspace, aviation weather, air navigation, radio communication procedures, and federal aviation regulations. The course will also cover aircraft performance and cross-country flight planning. Additional weather theory is provided as well as weather reports and forecasts for pilots. Aircraft weight and balance, and the use of pilot tools and charts are all taught using comprehensive video, interactive questions, online lessons and the FAA publication, The Private Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge. The course features hundreds of interactive videos, test questions, and 17 weeks of exciting aviation lessons.
Upon successful completion of this course, students may request an endorsement to take the FAA private pilot knowledge examination, signed off by a certified flight instructor. Passing the knowledge exam completes the first step toward earning a real pilot license.
Course 2: National Science Teachers Association's Standards: Grades 9-12 (pdf)
Demo: Advanced Aviation Science, Private Pilot
“This online aviation high school course
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—high school teacher