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Ms. Abston from Oklahoma City OK is requesting a class trip through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

iFly with S.T.E.M.

My students need the chance to experience, apply, and extend the Science curriculum by going on a field trip to iFly to become immersed within terminal velocity with S.T.E.M.

  • $996 goal

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My Students

Our school serves students in grades Pre-K to 6th grade and provides rigorous academics, fantastic teachers and a safe learning environment. Our school is also a Title 1 school with many of our students lacking opportunities to experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outside of the classroom.

Our goal is to prepare our students for success in high school and college in their future.

My first grade class is comprised of 23 amazing students, many of whom come from bilingual households and receive free or reduced price lunch daily with free breakfast as well.

The students have accomplished a lot thus far this year in engagement alone they have come from 10% engagement in August to over 74% by February 2018. This to my belief is due to their high interest in science, as well as, the math curriculum.

My Project

The objective of the program is to spark student interest in STEM and make real world connections to the concepts they learn in school.

I was particularly drawn to this program because iFLY discusses STEM careers and shows students how real scientists and engineers use wind tunnels in their work.

The iFLY field trip consists of three parts: a presentation of the science and engineering involved in the wind tunnel, a hands-on lab experiment, and individual student flights in the wind tunnel.

They will learn about force and motion, fluids and solids, and explore the engineering design process. In the lab experiment, students work in small teams to design an experiment with parachutes.

They practice investigation skills like observation, hypothesizing, gathering data, and making conclusions. Hands-on investigations like these allow students to experience science the way real scientists do, through asking and exploring their own questions.

Lastly, the students will all receive individual flights in the wind tunnel with a trained flight instructor. This is a full-body experience that makes the STEM concepts truly come alive. For children who rarely have the opportunity to do something like this, the experience will leave a lasting impression.

The hands-on and full body STEM experiences will help to reinforce the concepts I am teaching them in the classroom. They will get to practice the process skills that are a vital part of learning science. And they will be exposed to new ideas about STEM careers and ways that STEM can be a part of their futures.

Ms. Abston
Grades PreK-2
  • Rancho Village Elementary School
  • Oklahoma City, OK
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Activity iFly Indoor Skydiving $803.85

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