Playdate with an Airplane
Airplanes are fascinating, and sitting in the cockpit with a real life pilot makes them that much better! Science and math come alive, and a jetstream of questions begins. Everyone realizes they just can't stop smiling.
Schedule a playdate with a plane and pilot at Reid Hillview Airport in San Jose, CA. We'll dedicate 1-2 hours in this fun version of "ground school" for kids, so everyone has time to absorb and ask questions. Playdates with a Plane and Pilot™ are always free.
Captain STEM is a member of NASA Ames' Speaker Bureau, a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, and a Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Officer. Invite the Captain to your event!
Past speaking topics include:
✈ Introduction to airplanes
✈ How to become a pilot
✈ How to preflight an airplane
✈ Introduction to aircraft instruments
✈ Introduction to the US Space Program
✈ The story of Apollo 11
✈ The making of an aerospace engineer
Or feel free to suggest a new topic or activity, such as a presentation about a specific mission or experiment, panel discussion, career fair, community and STEM event. Browse the speaking schedule, or invite Captain STEM below.
What is STEM?
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. It's an interdisciplinary approach to learning, because the four disciplines are so inextricably linked. Sometimes STEM is combined with art and abbreviated STEAM, because innovation is a creative endeavor!