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Technology - Eighth Grade 8.4


AeroZone is a hands-on laboratory experience where students prepare for a cross-country flight that will take them on a tour of various NASA research centers. Students research weather condition using the Center's weather station, gather information for visits along the way, and work with a global positioning system and amateur radio system. They even design aircraft and conduct wind tunnel research, testing various aero shapes in a real wind tunnel. There is also an interactive segment on working in microgravity aboard the International Space Station. Students will conduct experiments, receive information on careers in space or take a virtual trip to the International Space Station to study spatial orientation and the Station's Modules.

  • Location: Virginia Air & Space Center
  • SOLs Covered: Computer/Technology SOL: C/T5.2, C/T5.3, C/T5.4, C/T8.2, C/T8.3, C/T8.4, Science SOL: 6.1, LS.1, ES.1 ES.3, ES.13, PS.1, PH.1, PH.2, PH.3, PH.4, PH.5, Mathematics SOL: 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 8.4, COM.2.3, COM.4, HISTORY 6.10
  • Time Required: 1 or 2 hours
  • Dates: 
  • Costs: To schedule your class for a program please call (757) 727-0900, ext. 780 or e-mail


Computers and the internet play an increasingly larger role in the lives of students. In this activity, students must use various web sites to locate specific pieces of information.

  • Location: Jefferson Lab
  • SOLs Covered: Computer/Technology C/T8.2, 8.3, 8.4
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