Full course description

Course Date:

Ongoing

Duration:

2 weeks

Commitment:

6 hours

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

Badge, Certificate (free)

Description

This course is a project of the Woman in Aviation International Chapter at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide. It is a self-paced Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), designed for learners 8-12 that celebrates Girls in Aviation Day on September 23rd! In the course, ERAU-WW provides learners with some of the best information related to aviation and aeronautics available. We hope you learn a lot, explore what we have to offer, and have loads of fun!

Sign up your young learner today and get excited about girls in aviation.

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Objectives

  • Explain aviation terms in language applicable to an 8-12 year old audience.
  • Explore aspects of flight such as lift, gravity, thrust and drag.
  • Identify major parts of an airplane.
  • Describe the flight characteristics of a helicopter.
  • Discuss the goals of space exploration.

Target Audience: Children 8-12 years old.


Course is offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


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Course Instructors

Patti Clark

Patti Clark

Instructor

Dr. Patti Clark is an Assistant Professor with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide College of Aeronautics. Read More.

Patti is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute, a Certified Member (CM) of the American Association of Airport Executives, and a licensed Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Technician by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Linda Weiland

Linda Weiland

Instructor

Linda is an Assistant Professor with the College of Aeronautics at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University- Worldwide. Read More.

Linda began her career in aviation in the United States Navy as an enlisted air traffic controller and retired as a highly decorated Lt. Commander in aircraft maintenance. After the Navy, she broadened her experience by working with commercial airlines and academic administration prior to becoming a faculty member.