A CIESE Realtime Data Project

Project Overview

You may be able to navigate the roads, but can you navigate the skies? There are no signs to point you in the right direction. How do pilots find their way? Learn the principles of aviation navigation in this real time data project!

After completing a number of pilot training lessons in which students learn how to use vectors, read real time weather maps, and track real planes flying in U.S. skies, students then put their knowledge to the test by taking the Pilot Test Flight. Here they will solve an authentic real world problem using science and mathematics.



This project is developed and managed by the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) which is located at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. You can learn more about this project and many other CIESE sponsored Internet-based educational activities by visiting http://www.k12science.org. This project is based on the Navigational Vectors project originally developed by high school physics teachers Wanda Power and Dana Gerber during the 1998 NJSSI Cohort 5 Program run by CIESE.

The Navigational Vectors project is part of the NSF-sponsored research project "Applying Triarchic Enhancement to Technology-Based Instruction and Assessment in a School Science Curriculum." National Science Foundation