Building Future Leaders in STEM and Aerospace Engineering

With Science as a focus, our middle school students enjoy STEM learning—including aerospace education—to better prepare them for the competitive global economy and increase their chances of becoming future leaders who solve our nation’s toughest challenges.

This week, our sixth graders were able to secure a spot with the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC for specialized and interactive science demonstrations which included hands on activities, live experiments, authentic museum artifacts, and engaging STEM content.

Docent, Chris Reamy, started with the SR-71 Blackbird, reviewing physics and design. Then students studied the Cold War and Modern Aviation. And even were able to see a B-17 from WWII that was in pieces to build on engineering concepts. Students then enjoyed a more global tour of the museum, seeing the WWII collection, the Concorde, and the Space Hangar with the orbiter Discovery.
A favorite part of the visit for students was going to the Observation Tower and seeing the operations at Dulles Airport and getting the opportunity to see the Space Shuttle. What an amazing experience to be in front of something that had been to space. Fun Fact – the Space Shuttle travelled to space 39 times before it retired!
Field trips like this, are just one of the ways that Barnesville School helps create responsible citizens and the next generation of aerospace leaders.

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Barnesville School

21830 Peach Tree Road
PO Box 404
Barnesville, MD 20838
p: 301.972.0341