In the IMSA Fusion—Take Flight: Investigating the Aviation Industry STEM curriculum module,
students are immersed in the various facets of the aviation industry, ranging from aircraft design and assembly, airport structure and runway design, navigation, air traffic control and airline efficiencies to the environmental impact and economic impact aviation has on their lives. Module includes the following units:
• Unit 1: Design and Engineering
• Unit 2: Wind beneath the Wings?
• Unit 3: What Goes Up...Must Come Down: Runway Math
• Unit 4: Take to the Skies: Navigation by Air
• Unit 5: Air Traffic Control
• Unit 6: Environmental Concerns
• Unit 7: Economic Issues
• Unit 8: Take Flight: Culminating Activity
Provides 32 hours of instruction. Includes materials for 30 students, reproducible student content, detailed digitial teacher content and access to professional development videos about each activity (1-year access). Grades 6–8. IMSA Fusion
is a teacher professional development and student STEM curriculum program
to maintain or increase student interest, involvement and literacy in science and mathematics. The learning experiences focus on helping students “learn how to learn” by emphasizing logical, mathematical and experimental scientific thinking with relatable topics. These curriculum modules focus on students in upper elementary through middle school as research has suggested that these teachers need more opportunities to gain content knowledge and students in these grades lose interest in science and math. IMSA Fusion is versatile to fit your learning environment and can be used as an after-school program or embedded in daily instruction as an elective or co-curricular. Units can provide content knowledge and hands-on experiences related to makerspace projects as well. Contact Flinn for district level pricing.IMSA Fusion has found great success in many schools!
Here is what one student had to say about the program: “We actually do the science and don’t just read about what we are doing.”
IMSA Fusion is recognized as a top program in the nation by Change the Equation: STEMWorks
and as one of the top K–12 STEM Programs in America by the Bayer Corporation.
*Illinois customers contact Flinn Scientific for state program pricing.