Sixth-graders construct light sport plane in classroom.

Sixth-graders construct light sport plane in classroom  - Victorville Daily Press.

Three months later, 34 students in Covert’s class are less than a week away from completing the construction of a Quick Silver Sport 2S light sport aircraft, with an adjoining classroom to Covert’s class now named “Hangar 24” and reserved for the preteen “aeronautical engineers” of Room 23.

The two-seat plane, 18-feet long and 8 1/2 feet high, has been the center of a project-based learning effort that’s teaching students all about aviation through core subjects, and also cultivating their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.


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