Y-I-BET On the Youth of America Youth Innovative Business
These kids get to take a close look at a Bradley
fighting vehicle. The quad cities airshow committee works real hard
every year to ensure that there are a variety of technological examples
from a wide spectrum of engineering areas. The kids may not
be able to actually describe everything that they learned, but seeing everything
from tanks to jet aircraft definitely put bricks of knowledge into the
foundation of their development.
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Cities Airshow Field Trip Series 7-14-2000
Fighting Vehicle is one of the machines at this years airshow in the quad
the kids get to see a Bradley Fighting Vehicle
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view. These kids move from the howitzer to a Bradley fighting vehicle.
In the background is an Abrams M1A1 super tank. Here they get first
hand experience of the difference between these machines. Standing
on a tank or any of the armored vehicles helps put things in perspective
when the kids see these things on tv. This program is not just a
one time affair, it is a succession of field trips and programmed movies
providing spaced repetition and a greater cognitive connection helping
to develop the kids intellect. When this is combined with going to
school, these kids have a tremendous advantage over the kid who only participates
in sports events year after year.
The air show attendance was as follows.
Total members present: 7
Kids from this youth group get to sit on a real big gun on this howitzer.
The Bradley fighting vehicle as well as the M1A1 Abrahams tank are media
popular military vehicles. Viewing these vehicles first hand makes
news articles and movies more fascinating keeping them engrossed with today's
This is what it's all about, giving the kids more experience so when
they go to school or watch the news they stay interested because they can
say, I've done that, I've seen that or I've been there. Think about
this in your own life. If you've seen something or have been there
before you have a greater tendency to read an article about it or watch
a news report concerning that place or thing. It really works.