SUN ‘n FUN has made a commitment to the future and is working to “Build a Brighter Future through Aviation.” Expanded educational opportunities and youth activities create environments on the SUN ‘n FUN campus in which children can thrive and Age specific activities have been designed to allow students of all ages to explore the world around them. Florida has a rich history of professionals who are committed to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education programs and we’ve invited them to join us during the 39th Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo.
Piedmont Hangar Workshops
(Daily 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
Grades K-6 will be introduced to the creative side of science. Explore kites, windsocks, parachutes, foam airplanes and paper airplanes or experience an art project on paper or your face.
Grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to work with engines, electrical circuits, electric motors, weather, wave forms, and rocketry and even try an amateur radio.
(Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Grades K-6 can explore all aspects of STEM education through hands-on activities at presentations sponsored by Janet’s Planet, MOSI, NASA, The Glazer Childrens Museum and Reptile Discovery. Located alongside the Kid Plane, a Helicopter and other hands on displays at The Central Florida Aerospace Academy Ampitheatre (Northeast Side of the School Building)
Grades 7-12 will be accompanied by guides on a comprehensive riding and walking tour of the SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In. Paradise City has been transformed this year into a new area where Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) will be flying overhead; Vintage Aircraft and Warbirds show the history of aviation in ways rarely found in a textbook. Sit in the cockpit of “Paul” the newest addition on the SUN ‘n FUN grounds donated by FedEx to be transformed into a learning center. Meet LULU and Captain Judy Rice as she prepares to head out on her transcontinental THINK GLOBAL Flight. End your tour testing your strength against hurricane force winds and try your hand at landing a space shuttle.
Florida Air Museum
(Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Walk through the Center as it hosts exhibitors and authors and interactive learning devices like wind tunnels and weather stations that have been donated for use and will be added to the new science center scheduled for completion in 2014. See the new presentation of Howard Hughes personal aviation collection.
Activities from partners (Rear of CFAA Building)
Glazier Children's Museum
NASA Educator Resource Center
Also, check out the Kid Zone at the Front Entrance packed with Aviation-Themed Activities!