The Lavaca Middle School and High School Gifted and Talented students conquered air and space travel on Wednesday. The group made a trip to the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium where they were treated to a museum tour by a retired Assistant Crew Chief of a B52 squadron. The tour included personal stories, interesting facts about plane engines, the importance of design in aerodynamics, and the role that planes played in our Nation’s history during times of war.
After the tour, students were given the opportunity to explore an American Airlines plane that has been converted into a Learning Lab. The lab contained holograms of different planes, hot air balloons, blimps, and a full control panel for students to manipulate.
The Planetarium offered an amazing view of the universe as well as the history of early astronomers and how they used the stars to create calendars, navigate the oceans, and construct buildings.
Finally, students were given time to explore the hands-on activities that were located throughout the museum. Exhibits included flight simulators, rocketry, and experiments with aerodynamics.
The Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium is a must see for everyone.