K-12 / STEM

Program Offerings
Please see the information below about programs offered based on grade level.

 

Costs
Most programs listed below are offered free of charge. If you would like to make a donation to the Center for Aviation Studies’ scholarship fund, please call (614) 688-1432  for more information.

Preschool – Fifth Grade
OSU Airport Tours

Students take an interactive, behind-the-scenes tour of The Ohio State University Airport. The tour is led by an airport employee and covers areas of the airport such as aircraft maintenance, the ramp, the observation tower, customer service, the terminal, line service, corporate aviation, and flight education. Participants also have the opportunity to sit in a training aircraft and learn how the controls are operated (weather, availability, and behavior dependent).
Participants: 5+ years. Please review our Tour Guidelines before scheduling.
Contact: OSU Airport Tours 

ProjectSIM
The Ohio State University Airport’s real Cessna 172 cockpit simulator is available for checkout to schools and other educational facilities. On-site demonstrations of ProjectSIM by a pilot are also available.
Participants: Any
Contact: OSU Airport (614) 247-4366

Young Eagles
Young Eagles is a collaborative program between The Ohio State University Airport and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 9. This program gives youth the opportunity to experience aviation through a first-hand introduction to flight. Free plane rides are included.

2014 Young Eagles Rally Dates:
Bolton Field:  
Saturday, August 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
OSU Airport :
Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, November 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Delaware Municipal Airport:
Saturday, September 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information, contact: EAA Chapter 9 


Sixth – Eighth Grade
OSU Airport Tours
Students take an interactive, behind-the-scenes tour of The Ohio State University Airport. The tour is led by an airport employee and covers areas of the airport such as aircraft maintenance, the ramp, the observation tower, customer service, the terminal, line service, corporate aviation, and flight education. Participants also have the opportunity to sit in a training aircraft and learn how the controls are operated (weather, availability, and behavior dependent).
Participants: 5+ years. Please review our Tour Guidelines before scheduling.
Contact: OSU Airport Tours

Airport Job Shadow
The Ohio State University Airport managers and staff provide students with an in-depth shadow and career exploration program. Students with an interest in aviation can shadow at the airport or other local aviation-related business. For sixth – eighth grade students this is a single day shadow program where you will get a taste of the departments at The Ohio State University Airport.Participants: Students with teacher permission
Contact: OSU Airport Shadow Program

OBAP ACE Camp
The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) and The Ohio State University Airport collaborate to allow underserved youths to experience aviation first-hand. Introductory Flights and a simulator lesson are included, weather permitting.
Participants: Registered participants only. Please use the below link to register.
Contact: OBAP Programs

Youth Aviation Adventure
This half-day program held at The Ohio State University Airport introduces youth to the exciting world of aviation in a hands-on adventure. Through the use of real aircraft to unravel the mystery and wonder of flight, youths learn about airport operations, instruments in a cockpit, aerodynamics, preflight an actual airplane, and also have the opportunity to take a free airplane ride through Young Eagles.

Upon completion of the program, Boy Scouts will satisfy most of the requirements for their aviation merit badge. Girl Scouts will fulfill all but the service requirement for the Cadette’s/Senior’s World of Flight Interest Project. All participants will receive a Youth Aviation Adventure Patch.
Youth Aviation Adventure Event:   
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Where:  OSU Airport
When: 8:30a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00
Register: http://www.youthaviationadventure.org/yaa/
Participants
:12 – 18 years old. 
You do not have to be a member of the Boy Scouts to participate.
For more information, contact: YAA 

Young Eagles
Young Eagles is a collaborative program between The Ohio State University Airport and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 9. This program gives youth the opportunity to experience aviation through a first-hand introduction to flight. Free plane rides are included.
2014 Young Eagles Rally Dates:
Bolton Field:
Saturday, August 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
OSU Airport :
Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, November 1, 9 a.m.-1p.m.
Delaware Municipal Airport:
Saturday, September 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Young Eagles participants: 8 – 17 years old
For more information, contact: EAA Chapter 9 


High School
OSU Airport Tours
Students take an interactive, behind-the-scenes tour of The Ohio State University Airport. The tour is led by an airport employee and covers areas of the airport such as aircraft maintenance, the ramp, the observation tower, customer service, the terminal, line service, corporate aviation, and flight education. Participants also have the opportunity to sit in a training aircraft and learn how the controls are operated (weather, availability, and behavior dependent)
Participants: 5+ years. Please review our Tour Guidelines before scheduling.
Contact: OSU Airport Tours 

Airport Job Shadow
The Ohio State University Airport managers and staff provide students with an in-depth shadow and career exploration program. Students with an interest in aviation can shadow at the airport or other local aviation-related business. High school students can also spend a single day shadow program visiting the various departments at The Ohio State University Airport.
Participants: Students with teacher permission
Contact: OSU Airport Shadow Program

Aviation Explorers
The Ohio State University Department of Aviation sponsors the only Central Ohio Explorer post dedicated to aviation. This program allows youths to gain an insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities. For young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of aviation, exploring offers experimental learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth. Aviation Explorer posts also allow youths to obtain  Career Achievement Awards.
Participants: 14 – 21 years old Contact: Jonathan Denison at jdenison@osuairport.org
OSU Aviation Explorers 

Higher Education
The Ohio State University Aviation faculty, staff, and students visit middle and  high school math and science classes with an interactive presentation of aerodynamics and the aviation industry. 
Participants: Middle and High School Classes
Contact: OSU Airport (614) 247-4366 

Young Eagles
Young Eagles is a collaborative program between The Ohio State University Airport and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 9. This program gives youth the opportunity to experience aviation through a first-hand introduction to flight. Free plane rides are included.
2014 Young Eagles Rally Dates:
Bolton Field:
Saturday, August 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, October 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
OSU Airport :
Saturday, June 7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, November 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Delaware Municipal Airport:
Saturday, September 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information, contact: EAA Chapter 9 


Adults

Our faculty, staff, and students are happy to accommodate adult groups. If your group would like a walking tour, to schedule a fly-in, or plan another activity, please call (614) 688-1432 for more information.

Downloads

You can download a Coloring Book or an Activity Book for children. The coloring book is appropriate for preschoolers and kindergarteners, whereas the activity book is for older children. Also, please look in the tabbed boxes below for downloads appropriate to specific programs.

Aviation and Educational Links for Kids

EAA Young Eagles – Fun & Games
http://www.youngeagles.org/games/

Science Kids
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/flight.html

FAAKid’s Corner
http://www.faa.gov/education/student_resources/kids_corner/

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
How Do Things Fly? video http://howthingsfly.si.edu/

AGAME.COM
http://www.agame.com/games/flying/flying.html

ACCESS TO EDUCATION
For information on preparing for college starting in the 4th grade through high school, go to Access to Education and click on Students & Families.  Then find the box on the right called More Information.  This site also talks about how to pay tuition, look for scholarships, etc.
http://www.osu.edu/access/

KnowHow2Go
Tools, newsletters and more about how to prepare for college from middle school through high school.  http://www.knowhow2go.org/index.php

Aviation and Educational Links for Educators

K-12 school curriculum and activity ideas for aviation:  http://www.faa.gov/education/educator_resources/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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