Fall Classes:

Waimanalo

Slope Soaring and Combat                                                                 September 17th  -   December 3rd 2019 

Experience the thrill and adrenaline rush of chucking your radio controlled glider off a cliff and seeing it rise into  the air.  Slope soaring is the art of using wind energy rising against a slope to keep a glider flying.  In this class   students will build a radio control glider and learn to slope soar off of the Makapu’u slope.  Through this hands-on building experience students will see Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math come alive.

  

  • Location: Waimanalo

  • Times: Tuesday's: 3:15 to 5:15 pm

  • Class Dates: Sept. 17th to Dec. 3rd

  • Tuition: $104/month for 3 months. (12 weeks)

  • Material cost: $90

  • Free: Academy of Model Aeronautics Youth Membership

  • (Tuition includes use of tools and radio gear.)

 

 

 

 

 

Kaimuki Christian School 

Intro to Drones  - Level I,                                                                   August 26th  -   December 11th 2019 

Students will be introduced to the world of drones in this class, applying what they are learning in STEM and giving them an experience they will take with them throughout life. Students will be challenged with problem solving, electronics and mechanical troubleshooting. They will see physics come to life and challenge the law of gravity. Students will learn to program a flight controller, radio control system, wireless video system, and fine tune their aircraft’s flight characteristics through software. Students will work with cutting edge technology that is shaping our world today.

  • Location: Kaimuki Christian School 

  • Times: Monday & Wednesday: 4:15 to 5:30 pm

  • Class Dates: August 26th to December 11th

  • Tuition: $62.5/week for 16 weeks. (billed monthly)

  • Material cost: $270

  • Free: Academy of Model Aeronautics Youth Membership

  • (Tuition includes use of tools, radio gear, and batteries)

The Model

Our course is modeled after the MESA RC Foam Fighters program in Colorado.  This video gives a glimpse into what our FlashPointSTEM Experience might look like. 

FTSTEM High School Curriculum

Standards: 

  • National CTE, 

  • STEM Cluster Standards, Marketing, Information Technology and Manufacturing

  • Next Generation Science Standards

  • International Society for Technology in Education Standards

  • Science and Engineering Standards of NSTA

  • National Council of Teacher Mathematics Standards

See the curriculum

Assessments

The entire course will be project based.  Throughout the course students will be assigned projects.  Students will use the Engineering Design Model to develop solutions and the Design Brief to submit their findings to be assessed. 

Expectations of Students

Practice being professionals.

Group collaboration and teaching others.

Presentation of projects.

Building and flying RC Aircraft.

Research and Development.

Expectations of Parents

Just be encouragers.  Though it is natural to want to help your child through challenges they may be having in the class, those struggles are a necessary part of developing their problem solving skills.