During this tour, your students will handle the materials used to build the aircraft they visit. They will be able to feel the lightness of bamboo and examine honeycomb structures up close, helping them to better understand why and how these materials work. Students will also discuss changes in aviation technology over time, and will explore ways of reducing aviation’s environmental impact. Aircraft examined may include:
- A.E.A. Silver Dart
- Curtiss HS-2L
- Curtiss JN-4 "Canuck"
- de Havilland Canada Beaver
- Boeing 247D
- Hawker Hurricane XII
- Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow 2
- Hawker Siddeley AV-8A Harrier
- Boeing Vertol CH-113 Labrador
Students also discuss changes in aviation technology over time and examine ways to lessen an aircraft’s environmental impact. It’s all in Aviation and Technology.
NEW by Special Request – Aviation and Technology Careers
All the same great information and hands-on interactivity as our regular program with a special careers twist! Students will learn about historical careers and also discover the myriad of possible careers in today’s aerospace industry. This program meets expectation from the new Ontario Grade 10 Career Studies (GLC20) course.
|Grade 9||Technological Education — Exploring Technologies||Secondary Cycle 1||Science and Technology — The Technological World|
|Grade 10||Technological Education — Transportation Technologies||Secondary Cycle 2||Science and Technology — The Technological World|
|Grade 11||Technological Education — Transportation Technologies|
$5 per student, chaperones free (minimum fee of $100; maximum 28 students)
Includes Museum admission.