I teach at a Title 1 middle school in Anchorage, Alaska where 100% of students are either on free or reduced lunches. Clark Middle School students are a diverse population with well over 40 languages spoken. My aviation class is a semester elective of 7th & 8th graders and very popular with an average of over 30 students. We do a wide range of engineering activities but the favorite of all the students is Fly to Learn, Powered by X-Plane.
The Fly To Learn lessons do a good job of pulling students into understanding some complex concepts about flying. In addition, the Aviation Challenge will be the perfect hook for some of the students that I find in my class who enjoy a competitive challenge!