Are you a NZ Educator wanting to delve further into aviation in the classroom?

Aimed at years 7/8, this programme introduces science to children through Air Force aviation to foster curiosity and instill confidence in STEM. It will provide context to careers and hopefully influence subject choices once they move to secondary school.

It is broken down into online modules that cover the following topics and complement either our school visits (in applicable regions only) or an activity book to experiment with the theories covered in the modules. Delivered over a few weeks, we provide you the resources and lesson plans to cover the following:

- What is lift?
- What are the four forces acting on an aircraft?
- What are the control surfaces on an aircraft and how to do they relate to axes of control?

These modules link in well with these parts of the level 3 and 4 New Zealand curriculum.

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School to Skies is a Royal New Zealand Airforce initiative, originally developed in 2017 to address the low numbers of women in the male dominated military work force. Since then, it has grown into a broader diversity and inclusion programme. We deliver aviation Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) content across New Zealand - in schools, community programmes and targeted camps for women, under-represented ethnic groups and teachers. Our point of difference is our use of hands-on experiential learning and mentoring from serving personnel and influential industry leaders.