Some good news with our current world, A middle school teacher contacted me letting me know the value that she & her students are getting out of the web site while studying from home. She let me know about an interesting WWII Car, Airplane and Tank article on:
There are 3 main very high value community based organizations (CBO) I recommend for any K-12 STEM program. These 3 are also where I got my start in middle school in the early 90’s
EAA Experimental Aircraft Association
Find a Local Chapters:
The 3 largest airshows in the US are (in normal times):
Airventure in Oshkosh Wisconsin put on by the EAA (July / August)
Sun-N-Fun in Lake Land Florida (March / April)
Copper State in Buckeye Arizona (usually early in the year)
AMA Academy of Model Aeronautics
very accessible and low cost, a good foundation to learn about aviation & turn it into a life long passion.
Flite Test is another CBO that has strong low cost / easy access RC aircraft & Multi Rotors.
Tripoli Rocketry Association, Inc. the main organization that puts together model rocket launches, works with FAA & local government to make sure everything is good to go. They focus on high power rockets but they also have the smaller ones at the launches as well. http://www.tripoli.org/
Estes Rockets a supplier of A-E impulse model rockets https://estesrockets.com/
Hope this helps with your schools programs, feel free to share with other educators.