In this lesson, students will learn about scienceas human endeavor, the importance o aviationmuseums in telling the story o the history o ight,the history o science, historical perspectives, and theabilities o technological design through the story o the history o ight. In addition, students will gain anunderstanding o museum careers such as curator,exhibit sta member and museum educator throughmodeling those roles. Students will work in teams todesign a museum gallery with a NASA aeronauticstheme. Using graph paper, each team will lay outtheir gallery to scale with its artiacts and displays. Team members will create a map o their gallery thatdetails the layout o the exhibits. Lastly, the teamswill plan programs and activities that will enhance thevisitor experience o their aviation gallery.
Students will:1. Comprehend the importance o aviationmuseums in telling the story o the history o ight.2. Learn about museum careers.3. Design an aeronautics museum gallery to scaleusing NASA’s contributions to aeronautics as atheme.4. Select appropriate artiacts and displays toinclude in the gallery.5. Create a map that details the gallery.6. Plan programs and activities to enhance thevisitor experience to the gallery.
Designing an Aeronautics Museum Gallery
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NASA’s Contributions to Aviation
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