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Pearl Harbor Virtual Classroom Visits

Experience a field trip to one of our nation’s most
important historic sites in a safe way.

Flexible, customizable Virtual Classroom Visits for grades K-12, with engaging lesson plans and tours designed to meet state and national standards, led by a Museum educator and covering WWII history, STEM, leadership, and more!

Available every weekday

Offered Monday – Friday

Via Zoom

Or the streaming platform of your choice

Flexible times & dates

Can accommodate most time zones

K-2nd | Length: 30-45 minutes

Includes: An introduction and background information, an online learning activity, and a real-time question and answer session

Parts of an Airplane

Explore our aircraft and learn to name different parts of an airplane, including wings, tail, cockpit, body, propellers, and wheels. By the end of the lesson, students understand the concept that many individual parts are needed to build an object.

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Types and Colors of Airplanes

Learn about our WWII-era aircraft by discovering all different types of planes: fighters, bombers, trainers, and civilian planes. Students categorize planes by job, color and country of origin; recording all they learn in a tally chart. Pre- and post-visit data organizing and graphing extension activities are available.

Wings and Wheels

Dive into biomimicry and learn how engineers often imitate nature with the design of their products. Students compare and contrast the differences and similarities of airplanes and birds, and demonstrate how wings and landing gear are designed for different jobs.

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3rd-6th Grade | Length: 45-60 minutes

Includes: An introduction and background information, an online learning activity, and a real-time question and answer session

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Up, Up And Away

Discover three famous World War II-era aircraft from our Hangar 37 - the Nakajima B5N, the Curtiss P40E Warhawk, and the Aeronca Model 65TC - as well as participate in a STEM activity.

Choose your own adventure

Choose any three of our aircraft and select a STEM activity from our library of lessons. STEM activities include a problem-solving activity based in WWII history or an activity about the principles of flight.

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6th-12th Grade | Length: 45-60 minutes

Includes: An introduction and background information, an online learning activity, a real-time question and answer session, and follow-up activities for the teacher

The Attack on Pearl Harbor

Hear eye-witness accounts of the attack that launched America in to World War II, and gain a better understanding of the historical sites located at Pearl Harbor. Presented in partnership with the National World War II Museum.

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The Impact of War On Hawaii

Analyze how the "day of infamy" impacted Hawaii, as well as examine how homefront efforts and fireside chats supported the America war effort.

The Doolittle Raid

On April 18, 1942, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle led a group of 16 B-25 Mitchell Bombers in a secret mission to bomb Japan. In this lesson, students learn about the innovation that defined the Doolittle Raid. Featuring Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, granddaughter of the famed aviator, and Seth Paridon, historian from The National WWII Museum.

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The Battle of Midway

Students hear contemporary perspectives about the Battle of Midway and the U.S. and Japan's strategies, successes and missteps during the battle. Featuring Rear Admiral Brian P. Fort, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan; Jonathon Parshall, coauthor of Shattered Sword; and Craig L. Symonds, Ph.D., Professor of History Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy. May require two sessions.

Leadership from the Greatest Generation

Designed as a part of the historic 75th Commemoration of the End of WWII, this scenario allows students to explore the character and leadership traits that defined the men and women of WWII. Retired and active duty military aviators share insights and individual perspectives. Requires two sessions.

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FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?

Classrooms of students from K-12 grades, families and lifelong learning groups are encouraged to participate.

Is this a tour of the Museum?

No, this is a guided interactive experience with a trained Museum educator. Although the educator will show images of the Museum, it does not mimic the traditional field trip experience.

How long are Virtual Classroom Visits?

Approximately 45 minutes for the K-2 sessions and one hour for all other age groups. We can accommodate class periods of less than one hour, if needed.

What is the cost?

Virtual Classroom Visits are $100 per session. Each session can accommodate 35 students. Scholarships and discounts are available. To discuss scholarships and discounts, please fill out the online request form below, and an educator can answer any questions you may have.

How do I pay?

Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum can accept payment via direct deposit or a mailed check.

How many students can participate?

Virtual Classroom Visits are designed to be experienced by one class of students at a time so each student has an opportunity to participate. Large groups can be accommodated.

What platforms does the Museum use?

We connect with schools using Zoom Meeting Rooms and Zoom Webinars. If your school uses a different platform, please specify that in the online request form below.

How can I book a Virtual Classroom Visit?

Complete the online request form below. The Youth Program Coordinator will contact you to confirm your date and time. Your program is not booked until the Youth Program Coordinator confirms with you via email. When filling out the requested dates on the form, please select dates at least two weeks in advance from the date of inquiry.

What if I still have questions?

Please contact the Education team by emailing Education@PearlHarborAviationMuseum.org.

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