Teaching STEM Through Flight Simulation

Teaching STEM Through Flight Simulation
December 17, 2013
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Engaging kids in math and science may be as simple as showing how STEM relates to real-world experiences.

December 17, 2013
By Eliza Krigman
US News & World Report

Armed with new equipment designed for the classroom, these teachers find that flight simulation and STEM subjects make excellent partners, engaging students in topics they might otherwise find uninteresting or intimidating. "The idea is to use visual education as opposed to memorizing formulas," says Jay Leboff, CEO of HotSeat, a company that makes flight simulation equipment. Having sold his simulators to the aviation industry and vocational schools for years, Leboff is focused now on getting his hardware in regular classrooms to help teach STEM. "The pulse of this field is beating like crazy, looking for ways to get results as opposed to lecturing kids."

While there haven't been any formal studies done on this new method of learning, teachers who are using it in their classrooms say it's very effective.

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