Take Flight! for School Groups

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    Hands On. The Best Way to Learn About Flight.  Hands Down.

    Our Take Flight! education programs are grade specific – designed to complement the student curriculum for science, social studies, history, art and language arts. Leave the teaching to us by handing the controls over to our enthusiastic museum educators!

    Adventure and innovation meet in our unique setting where aircraft, artifacts and exhibits are used as teaching tools.

    Use our convenient booking enquiry to get started!

    Fascinating Fasteners: Grade 1 (Two hours) 

    Illustrate your science lesson on Characteristics of Objects and Materials. Our program enables students to understand that objects (and planes!) are made from different materials and how they are connected. The principles of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle are touched on as well, as we tour our aircraft and hangar.

    Stopping and Going: Grade 2 (Two hours)

    Build a car and explore “Position and Motion” with a hands-on, high-energy presentation and a tour of the hangar to tie it all together. Leave with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of motion.

    Connecting with Canadians: Grade 3 (Two hours)

    Celebrate your Canadian pride by Connecting with Canadians! Learn the difference between rights and responsibilities, what influences identity, forms of leadership, conflict resolution and bullying. Bring social studies to life as we touch on Remembrance Day and focus on the Canadian national anthem and what Canada has done for the aviation industry.

    Geografun: Grade 4 (Two hours)

    Geography of Canada is presented in a fun way through our hangar tour highlighting elements of cartography. Learn about the physical geography of Manitoba and Canada and the mapping of provinces, territories, cities and natural features.

    Whether the Weather is…: Grade 5 (Two hours)

    What better place to explore weather than with a tour of our hangar and Flight Deck! Our presentation discusses weather’s effect on human and animal activities, properties of air and weather fronts, public weather reports and forecasting, weather dangers, personal safety and much more. Even build your own weather instrument and learn how to use it.

    How Does That Thing Fly?: Grade 6 (Two hours)

    We have the best crash course in flight science anywhere! Students experience and tour real airplanes and real-life examples of Bernoulli’s principle, the four forces of flight and lighter-than-air flying devices. Bring science to life with the fun of aviation!

    Airports Away!: (Two hours)

    Go on a crazy airport adventure! Trek through the Museum to explore the different jobs that airplanes do at the airport, then head to Skyways to learn about the exciting things that go on at a real airport through dramatic play!

    Bubble Trouble:  (Two hours)

    Students will explore the science of the coolest flyers… bubbles! They will learn about geometric shapes while building their very own bubble machines!

    Designiacs: (Two hours)

    After learning about what makes planes tick (and fly!), students use their imagination to design and build their own aircraft. Then, they test stability with exciting aerial crash tests. It’s a proactive exercise that encourages action planning, group decisions, communication and creativity!

    Ghost of Charron Lake: (Two hours)

    Missing for over 70 years, the airplane nicknamed the Ghost of Charron Lake has recently been recovered from northern Manitoba affording us a valuable lesson in Canadian aviation history. Students will become archaeological ghostbusters by finding, excavating and preserving plane components!

    Planner Notes:

    • Programs developed by our education specialist and delivered by our trained museum educators
    • Open weekdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm for flexibility in school program planning
    • Groups of any size can be accommodated
    • A minimum of two adults per 25 students is required
    • Two-hour programs are $4.29 (+GST) per student
    • Four-hour programs are $5.72 (+GST) per student
    • Lunchrooms with tables and chairs available
    • Our venue offers:
      • Free parking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Ample washroom facilities

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