School Location: New Hampstead High School
Reinforced Academics: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Student Organization: N/A
Certification Opportunities: N/A
JROTC - Airforce Career Pathway Offered
Aerospace Science: A Journey Into Aviation History- The aviation history course provides students a background of the development of flight from early myths to the present as part of an historical overview of American warfare. Students will focus on aviation issues, objectives, strategy, technology, scientific advances, forces, milestones, and assessments. Students examine major figures in aviation history while investigating the heritage of flight, the development of air power through the use of scientific knowledge, the historic role of airpower during wartime, aerospace aviation technological advances, and contemporary aviation.
Aerospace Science: Science of Flight- The second year is a science course designed to acquaint the student with the aerospace environment, the human requirements of flight, principles of aircraft flight, and principles of navigation. The course begins with a discussion of the atmosphere and weather. After developing an understanding of the environment, how that environment affects flight is introduced. Discussions include the forces of lift, drag, thrust, and weight. Students also learn basic navigation including map reading, course plotting, and the effects of wind. The portion on the Human Requirements of Flight is a survey course on human physiology. Discussed here are the human circulatory system, the effects of acceleration and deceleration, and protective equipment. Basic concepts of aircraft flight, high school math, physics, and science are brought to life as students study The Science of Flight.
Aerospace Science: Astronomy- Explorations: An Introduction to Astronomy guides students through the history of astronomy starting with the Chinese and ending with today’s scientific discoveries. Students learn about the scientific reasons for the composition of celestial objects in the Milky Way using the laws of physics. They review the discoveries various astronomers and scientists have made, concluding with recent efforts to learn more about objects in our universe. Basic concepts of space, high school math, and science are brought to life as students study this introduction to astronomy.
Aerospace Science: Exploration of Space- Aerospace Science: The Exploration of Space guides students through an all new world of satellites, orbits, space environments and travel to other planets. Students gain great insights into how and why we go to so much trouble to put complicated satellites into orbit. The discoveries and sacrifices of many space pioneers are highlighted in this course. Basic concepts of space flight, high school math, physics, and science are brought to life as students study space exploration