Wings of Eagles Discovery Center strives to provide formal and informal education programs to residents of the Southern Tier of New York State and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania (Twin Tiers). Our programs use hands-on and interactive methods to engage students in the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects. We provide educational programs throughout the year through:
- Project-based Learning Saturdays – Spring 2022 Class Schedule
- Summer Day Camps – Announcement May 1, 2022 for Summer 2022
- Extended day programs and in-school programs where teachers can either bring their class to Wings of Eagles or we bring Wings of Eagles to them
In addition to our youth programs, we also provide professional development for teachers. Our professional development programs cover renewable energy topics that can be taken back to the classroom.
Project-based Learning Saturdays – Spring 2022
pricing is $20 per student per class K-9th (10am-1130am) click on hyperlinks
Using hands on experiments we will figure out Weather changes in cycles. Cycles of weather changes are called seasons. There are four seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall. Some seasons are hot. Some seasons are cold. Some seasons are wet. Some seasons are dry.
Students use hands on activities to discuss what they already know about extreme weather on Earth and brainstorm and categorize a list of weather-related words and phrases. They then will identify the necessary conditions for weather events to occur, and the factors that affect extreme weather. Students organize information about weather events and conditions, identify patterns, and make connections between weather and climate.
Using hands-on projects, students will see how electricity is the flow of electrical energy, and a circuit is the path that allows the electricity to flow. Electrical circuits can contain different components, which can be used to regulate the flow of electrical energy.
Using hands on tools students will learn that all circuits need to have three basic elements. These elements are a voltage source, conductive path and a load. The voltage source, such as a battery, is needed in order to cause the current to flow through the circuit. In addition, there needs to be a conductive path that provides a route for the electricity to flow.
Hands-on projects will demonstrate work done on an object, potential energy can be stored in that object. According to the work-energy theorem, the work done on an object by a net force equals the change in kinetic energy of the object. Essentially kinetic energy is the energy used for motion.
In this activity, learners use simple materials to construct a balloon-powered pinwheel. The pinwheel is a great way to investigate Newton’s Third Law of Motion. This is an easy and quick activity that can be integrated into any lesson on motion.
Using materials students will understand striking the head of the drum changes its shape and compresses the air inside the shell. The compressed air presses on the bottom head and changes its shape. Then, these changes are transmitted to the drum shell and reflected back, and this action is repeated, creating a vibration.
Students will do experimentation to understand Roller Coaster Marbles. Through experimentation students will find that the marble had to start higher than the top of the loop in order to make it the whole way through the loop. This happens because some energy is always lost to friction as the marble rolls down the track.
Blowing up a balloon with your kids might not seem like an exciting activity, but this project will let them have some fun while getting a science lesson on the side. They’ll never want to go back to playing video games again. Well, at least for a couple hours or so.
Bubbles don’t bounce … or do they? Complete this fun experiment to find out how to make your bubbles bounce. Hands on activities will tell us how high they can bounce!