Connections to Content
All content materials for TriStar Experience are aligned to state and national academic standards in science, language arts, and mathematics. Each station features at least one aspect of aerodynamics fundamentals and they provide the background information about flight, as well as hands-on science experiences to design, build, test, fly, and revise models to explore flight concepts. While discussing the history and future of aviation, students can develop a passion for the challenges and possibilities of aerodynamics.
21st Century Skills
Throughout the TriStar Experience Immersive Learning Field Trip, students will be asked to apply both inductive and deductive reasoning to a variety of situations. Learners will have the opportunity to utilize systems thinking while determining how parts of aviation/aerodynamic principles combine to produce an overall complex system.
Through time bound experiences, students will have the opportunity to work with peers and build upon their back ground knowledge to apply their learning in ways that are meaningful to them as learners.
Learners will be asked to incorporate creation techniques like brainstorming, designing, refining, analyzing, and evaluation of their own and their peers ideas throughout the modules they will encounter during the TriStar Experience.
The team approach to our modules, allows learners to work together to gather feedback, direction, and build upon one another’s learning.
Learners thrive when given the opportunity to use inventive thinking to imagine, create, share, and reflect. Through out the TriStar Experience modules, learners will have the opportunity to use what they are learning about flight and aviation concepts to incorporate into inventing the next generation of flying machines.