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NASA’s Virtual Skies offers ‘hands on’ challenges

NASA has updated its Virtual Skies website, featuring aviation modules on aeronautics, navigation, weather, air traffic management, communications, and airport design.

Each module includes an overview and basic information about each topic. Then, users can test their knowledge in the “Take Control” section and apply what they have learned in the “You Decide” section, which presents real-world scenarios to solve. For example, users can work through a flight planning problem or apply aerodynamic principles to build a kite. The flexibility of the modules make them ideal for pilots who want a scenario-based challenge, students who want to learn a certain topic, or teachers who want to make math and science a little more fun.

In addition to the six learning modules, the site includes resources for teachers; information about careers in aviation, with biographical information about people who hold those jobs; and a compilation of online resources.

May 20, 2010

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