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FOR EDUCATORS

Environment

Use virtual experiences and hands-on, standards-aligned STEM lessons to guide students as they explore key concepts in aerospace and engineering. Aligned standards include the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS: Math), and Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts (CCSS: ELA).

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Science, Technology

Semi-Autonomous Propulsion

Three 45-60 minute class periods

Students will be introduced to one of the autonomous undersea vessels that Boeing has created and will brainstorm different capabilities that autonomous watercrafts could hold. Students will explore how to create self-sustaining propulsion and investigate designs that minimize environmental impact. They will apply these learnings by creating and testing a self-propelling model boat.

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Science, Technology

Neutral Buoyancy

Two 45-60 minute class periods

Students will imagine they are working with Boeing’s Ocean Team for an internship that focuses on unmanned undersea vehicles. To kickstart their internship, your students will rotate through stations to investigate negative and positive buoyancy with calculations and hands-on activities, which will help them design construct a prototype that exhibits a neutral buoyancy.

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Science, Technology

Ocean Eco-Exploration

Two 45-60 minute class periods

Invite your students to join the novel Eco-Exploration team where they will investigate climate change’s effect on the world’s oceans after learning about one of Boeing’s autonomous underwater vehicles. Students will then design how an eco-exploration experience could work with one of these vessels to teach others about how oceans are affected by climate change.

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Science, Technology

Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Three 50-60 minute class periods

As members of Boeing’s Sustainability Research Team, students will compare and contrast sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with fossil fuels and present their findings to the class. Afterwards, students will write independent claims that identify which SAF they think Boeing should move forward with, concluding in a class vote.

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Science, Technology

Bioremediation

Three 60-minute class periods

Introduce students to bioremediation and begin exploring this concept through an experiment to see how organisms can be used to clean up contamination. Through this lesson, students will also have the opportunity to learn the positive effects of composting, and build their own mini-compost site, where they will learn how it is a form of bioremediation and the benefits composting has on their community.

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Science, Technology

Sustainable Flight

Three 50-60-minute class periods

Inspire students to learn how to make flights more sustainable by lessening the use of fuel and carbon dioxide through comparing and contrasting planes to how birds fly. After creating an understanding of flight adaptions, students will be introduced to memory metals and apply what they have learned to create an “ideal” plane wing to see how design and material science contributes to sustainable flight. 

360° Extended Reality Video

Imagine what is possible when hands-on learning meets 21st century immersive technology. The Echo Voyager 360° extended reality experience allows students to travel to the depths of the ocean 8,200 feet below the surface inside a specially designed autonomous sea vehicle. As the vehicle descends below the ocean’s surface, students will meet a variety of marine animals, explore the environments in which they live, and consider how they survive in such extreme conditions.

Virtual Field Trip: ecoAction Virtual Field Trip

Join Boeing and Discovery Education to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the ecoAction Virtual Field Trip. Students will investigate the themes of air, land, water, and waste as they explore how they can do their part to improve the environment as well as how a large company like Boeing is doing its part, too.