Education

Yankee Air Museum

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FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

ADMISSION
$8 per child for groups of 15 or more. All teachers, chaperones, and bus drivers are free. Groups must register in advance to receive group rates.

Admission to the museum includes a docent tour. You have many options to help enhance your trip by taking one of our Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Science Labs, watching a movie, or experiencing flight simulation. We can also come to your site with our Outreach workshops or Distance Learning programs.

We request 1 adult chaperone for every 5 children.

LUNCHROOMS

The Museum does not offer food services and has limited facilities for groups that bring lunches. A lunchroom may be rented but must be reserved in advance. The cost is $10 for 30 minutes.

NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT

$120 deposit is due two weeks after confirmation email is sent.

Balance will be invoiced the day of the visit. No refunds.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Complete a request form to book your Yankee Air Museum fieldtrip by visiting Unityinlearning.org. For questions or more information contact our Registrar at 734. 205. 9543 or fieldtrips@aahom.org
 
 
 

STANDARD SCIENCE LABS

TIME: 50 minute lab
FEE: $4 per student; minimum charge is $60 (regardless of number of students)
CAPACITY: 30 students per class

FIELD TRIPS & SCIENCE LABS

YAM_Brochure Unity and Learning2ALL ABOUT THE SUN*
PRESCHOOL

Have you ever wondered where the sun goes at night, why your shadow can be big or small, or how plants make your food from the sun? The littlest scientists will investigate our nearest star.

*This lab will only be 30 minutes in length.

ENGINEERING DESIGN
K–2ND

Engineer your way through multiple problems. Design solutions while you experience the engineering process through questioning, planning, building, testing, and analyzing your creation.

SLIME TIME!
K–2ND

Investigate the states of matter by measuring and mixing ingredients to make slime. Is it a solid, a liquid or something in between? Use your senses to find out and get ready to get messy!

MARVELOUS MAGNETS
K–3RD

Learn about magnets as we sort materials into magnetic and non-magnetic groups. Explore whether all metals are magnetic, make magnets attract and repel, even get them to float in mid-air!

BRIGHT IDEA
1ST–4TH

Explore light and optics as we learn how light travels, the difference between reflection and refraction. Discover what color light really is using flashlights, lenses, special glasses and more.

YAM_Brochure Unity and Learning6FORCE AND SIMPLE MACHINES
2ND–3RD

Push and pull your way through an exploration of force and simple machines. We’ll learn the golden rule of simple machines and explore how levers and inclined planes can make your work easier!

SOUND SCIENCE
3RD–5TH

Discover the energy in sound waves and make waves that travel through different states of matter. Listen for pitch and frequency, and discover the amazing physics of sound.

CIRCUIT MASTERS
4TH–5TH

Students will be “wired” after this electrifying introduction to circuits. Explore the two types of circuits and the parts that make them work. Build a burglar alarm and more with our safe, interlocking electronic components.

THE UPS AND DOWNS OF ROLLER COASTER PHYSICS
4TH–8TH

Students will experiment with momentum, kinetic and potential energy by building roller coasters in teams. Let the forces of physics take you for a ride!
 
 
 

PREMIUM FLIGHT LABS

TIME: 50 minute lab
FEE: $5 per student; minimum charge per lab is $75 (regardless of number of students)
CAPACITY: 30 students per class

YAM_Brochure Unity and Learning3THE FUN OF FLIGHT
K–3RD

Have you ever wondered why some things can fly and other things cannot? Find out why and learn about the forces of flight using household objects and cool flying toys in this dynamic lab!

CRASH LANDING
3RD–7TH

What goes up must come down in this classic egg drop experiment! Students are given credits to purchase materials to protect their egg from damage in freefall. Concepts in this workshop range from gravity to economics.

FLYING TOYS
5TH–8TH

Learn all about flying in this aerodynamic workshop! Participants will make a variety of airborne toys they can keep and explore the physics of flight.

THIS IS ROCKET SCIENCE
5TH–8TH

Blast off into science as you learn about thrust, trajectory, center of gravity, and all the science of rocketry. Master the force of gravity, overcome the perils of radiation in space, and discover how we can use rockets to colonize other planets.
 
 
 

YAM_Brochure Unity and Learning5PREMIUM YANKEE INGENUITY LABS

TIME: 50 minute lab
FEE: $5 per student; minimum charge per lab is $75 (regardless of number of students)
CAPACITY: 30 students per class

NANOSCIENCE: THE SCIENCE OF SMALL 
4TH–8TH

What’s the smallest thing you can think of? We’ll learn about the science of the teeny tiny with activities that discuss scale, nano in nature and nanotechnology.

WIND ENERGY 
4TH–8TH

Discover how wind can be harnessed to make electricity and build a working wind turbine! Experiment with blade design and other variables to find the most efficient design for a wind power generator.

ADDITIONAL ON-SITE OPTIONS

 
 
 

MOVIES

FEE: $2 per student

Movie can be added during a lunch break (lunch room fee waved)

FLY GIRLS

A film documenting the important work of Women Air Service Pilots (WASPs) during WWII (50 min)

THE WILLOW RUN STORY

A 1940s Ford Motor Company promotional film in Black and White about the Willow Run Bomber Plant (55 min)

YAM_Brochure Unity and Learning4THUNDERBIRDS

A Movie about the USAF Thunderbirds and the Teamwork that Binds Them Together (50 min)

ANDY MEETS THE BLUE ANGELS

An animated feature about an adventure meeting the USN Blue Angels (30 min)

 
 
 

FLIGHT SIMULATOR*

FEE: $5 per student for 5 minutes of flight time

Experience the thrill of flight from the pilot’s seat. Use a flight stick and rudder pedals to control a wide variety of civilian and military aircraft while immersed in a full sensory experience. Try your hand at navigating anything from the Wright Flyer, an Airbus A-380 double deck Jumbo jet or even a F-35 fighters. These are best suited to pilots of at least 8 years of age. In addition to being fun to fly, you can also learn basic flight procedures and navigation skills. From takeoff to landing, you are in control.

* Limited to groups with less than 25 students, based on availability

OFF-SITE OUTREACH PROGRAMS

WORKSHOPS: Our Outreach staff brings the Museum to you—at schools, libraries, community centers, and festivals—by delivering hands-on programming customized to your schedule and curriculum interests.
CAPACITY: Maximum of 30 participants per 50 minute session.
FEES: $310 plus mileage for the first two workshops. $125 for each additional workshop. Discounts available for booking 9+ workshops.

YAM_Brochure Unity and Learning7THE UNIVERSE*
2ND–5TH

The program begins with an astronomy “orientation” that features lively demonstrations to illustrate the concepts that are important to understanding the study of the stars and ends inside our portable, inflatable planetarium known as StarLab. *Please note: Special space requirements

EGG DROP SOUP
3RD–7TH

The classic egg drop experiment! Students are given credits to purchase materials to protect their egg from damage in freefall. Concepts in this workshop range from gravity to economics.

ROLLER COASTERS IN YOUR CLASSROOM
4TH–8TH

You provide the floor space and we’ll provide the excitement and learning. What better way to learn about the physics of energy, force and motion than through hands-on science?

WIND ENERGY
5TH–8TH

Discover how wind can be harnessed to make electricity and build a working wind turbine! Experiment with blade design and other variables to find the most efficient design for a wind power generator.

DISTANCE LEARNING

Experience live, interactive Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum programs right in your classroom! Our educators use video-conferencing technology to share science and history activities with your students, engaging them in a dynamic, hands-on learning experience.

CAPACITY: Maximum of 30 participants per 50 minute session.
FEE: $145 + $15 shipping fee. This includes a kit of materials for interactive experiments for 30 students

PARACHUTING THROUGH TIME
4TH–8TH

Catch some air as you learn about the history of the parachute. See examples of early and modern parachutes then create and test your own design.


Yankee Air Museum

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Still not sure we have the experience you want?  Visit unityinlearning.org to open a gateway to hands-on discovery, exploration of the natural world, and experiences that take flight. Through the Unity in Learning partnership with the Ann Arbor Hands-On MuseumLeslie Science and Nature Center, and Yankee Air Museum we provide over 100 different  programs at our facilities, on site at your location, or through interactive video conferencing.

Book An Education Program!