On April 29 through May 1, Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor came to Lokelani Intermediate School in Kihei to conduct eight sessions that introduced students to Bernoulli's Principle and Newton's Third Law of Motion. Students participated in activities including flying a wing in a portable wind tunnel and manning the controls of a WWII-era 40 aircraft simulator.
This is an inaugural visit by the team to Maui and was sponsored by Maui Boeing to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education to our students. In addition, they conducted a teacher workshop to familiarize Maui middle school science teachers with strategies to enliven STEM learning.
Ron Murashige (far left) from Pacific Aviation Museum demonstrates how a wing generates lift and how a pilot controls the airplane: (left to right) Madyson Kane, Clayton Gamitnava and Clarence Lubaton.
Photo: Cindy Schumacher