PARIS — Maine Air Museum STEM demonstrations loaned to local schools are having a positive influence on the younger generation

To enhance and encourage the learning experience of students, four aviation related Scientific, Technical, Engineering, and Mathematical demonstrations, designed by Maine Air Museum volunteers Bob Littlefield and Hank Marois, are available to be loaned out to schools and libraries during the winter months while the museum is closed. Each of the exhibits is student interactive and demonstrates the Bernoulli Effect in action.

Melissa St. John, the library media specialist at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, was one of the first to borrow the exhibits.

“The exhibits are working well and I have been moving them all around the district. The students are enjoying them tremendously,” she writes. “We have a little over 3,400 students in the district and they are all getting a chance to use them. Every elementary and middle school student has used them and most at the high school have come through and seen it and tried it.”

The exhibits include a wind tunnel, a Venturi demonstration, Bernoulli in Space and “Bernoilli’s 3-Ring Circus.”

This winter, the exhibits are being housed, displayed and possibly loaned out from the Challenger Learning Center of Maine, which is up the street from the Maine Air Museum. Jennifer Therrien, the director at the Challenger Center, is  coordinating the loan program. She may be contacted at 207-990-2900, ext. 3. The Challenger Learning Center of Maine is at 30 Venture Way, Bangor.

The Maine Air Museum will open to the public for the summer season on Memorial Day weekend and is at 98 Maine Ave., Bangor. For more information visit

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