Kualapu’u School's Take Flight After School Science Class
Take Flight is a new after school science class at Kualapu’u School that includes an educational field trip to Honolulu. Kualapuu School is located on the Hawaiian island of Molokai where there are not museums or science centers to visit. The Take Flight program program introduced 25 Molokai students to S.T.E.M. concepts while having fun. Take Flight studied the foundations of navigation, aviation, and engineering at a 6th grade level with hands-on activities and group projects.
The after school class culminated in an educational field trip to Honolulu that gave the students a chance to take advantage of three Honolulu museums and non-classroom learning opportunities. The funding for this science program was a combination of a Girls RISEnet Mini-Grant, in-kind donations, and private donations.
The Take Flight program showed us first-hand that having positive simple science and engineering experiences can influence students in significant ways, even helping them to choose their future careers.
Highlights of the Take Flight field trip: - Tour of Hawaiian Airlines - Tour of Castle and Cooke Aviation - Demonstrations from the Life Flight Air Ambulance and Airport Fire Department - Bishop Museum Overnight Pacific Voyaging Program - Honolulu Art Museum - Science Through Art Program - Pacific Aviation Museum education program. See the flyer for the program here.