Wizards of Wright (WOW!)

We invite you to explore the Flights of the WOW! program - free resources for teachers, parents, and students.

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What is WOW! ?

Wizards of Wright (WOW!) is a Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Educational Outreach K-12 STEM Program.

All WOW! Programs are FREE.

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Which Flight Fits You?

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This flight offers WPAFB experts to visit your classroom. With all of the necessary materials, we will present an in-person STEM lesson full of hands-on activities.

Our goals include helping teachers meet STEM objectives in their curriculum, as well as introducing students to Air Force personnel and exciting STEM career ideas.

Lessons typically limited to a 35-mile radius of WPAFB.


A resource for teachers in the WPAFB area.

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If you are unable to have one of our Wizards visit your classroom, you can borrow the necessary materials to present the lesson yourself.

You can also borrow STEM items to use in your classroom. We offer items like beakers and graduated cylinders, microscopes and magnifying glasses, K'Nex kits and periodic table tiles, and much more.

WOW! on Wheels can be delivered and picked up when you’re done.

Materials are typically limited to a 35-mile radius of WPAFB; although accommodations can be made. Deliveries will be made to your building on Thursdays, and pick-ups will be on the following Wednesday.


A resource for teachers in the WPAFB area.

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for Teachers

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If you are unable to have one of our Wizards visit your classroom, you can borrow the necessary materials to present the WOW! in the Classroom lesson with our online videos.

The videos are the complete lesson as a Wizard would teach during an in-person visit, and contain pause prompts for each hands-on activity.

Schedule the materials through WOW! on Wheels for delivery and pick-up when you’re done.

We will deliver the materials necessary for the lesson to all teachers within 35 miles of WPAFB. Teachers outside 35 miles can request a list of materials to gather.


A resource for teachers in the WPAFB area.

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for Kids

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This Flight offers short and easy videos of STEM activities for kids and families to watch or do at home. They can all be completed using common household items.

WOW! TV for Kids and WOW! DIY are easy at-home activities for students of all age ranges, interests, and academic backgrounds.


A resource for teachers, parents, and students.

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This Flight offers great STEM activities for students and families to do at home. All of the materials are easy to find, or might be things students already have at home.

Our DIY videos all have an activity sheet that you can print for easy to follow directions.

With WOW! TV for Kids and WOW! DIY, we are able to bring easy at-home activities to students of all age ranges, interests, and academic backgrounds.


A resource for parents and students.

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We connect you to ideas and activities for more STEM learning.

Search through resources posted by others to motivate and interest your students and children.


A resource for teachers, parents, and families.

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WOW! in the Classroom is presented to you through video communication without sending a visitor into your classroom. Our Wizard can lead the lesson from here in the WOW! office via Zoom or Google Meet.

If you are within a 35-mile radius of WPAFB we can deliver materials for your students to use while we are teaching.

If you are outside the 35-mile radius of WPAFB we can still schedule a WOW! Remote Lesson with your class. We can send you a list of materials to gather, or we can present as a demonstration for your students to watch.


A resource for teachers.

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The WOW! program now offers all of our teacher resources to Homeschooling families and groups.


A resource for parents and families in the WPAFB area.

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Our volunteer will run a STEM presentation for your students.

This includes live interaction while demonstrating an activity and/or running an experiment, all while hosting an educational Q&A session.

Hands-on activities and use of materials not included.


A resource for teachers.

Classroom Connections

Use this information to find subjects in WOW! resources across all our flights.

WOW! Lessons

Our WOW! lessons can be presented in person, through WOW! TV video, or as a WOW! Remote Lesson.

  • Animal Adaptations

WOW! DIY Activities

WOW! DIY offers quick and easy STEM activities to do at home and in the classroom.

  • Budding Bacteria (Life Science)
  • Chlorophyll Chromatography (Life Science), (Earth and Space Science) and (Physical Science)
  • Compost Challenge (Life Science)
  • DNA Codon Code (Life Science)
  • DNA Extraction (Life Science)
  • Gummy Genetics (Life Science)
  • Infectious Incident (Life Science)
  • Making Observations (Physical Science)
  • Nature Adventure (Life Science), (Earth and Space Science)
  • Observing Osmosis (Life Science), (Physical Science)

WOW! on Wheels Materials and Equipment
  • Microscopes and slide sets (animal tissue slides, biology slides, this could be coupled with the Budding Bacteria DIY)
  • Binoculars

WOW! on Wheels Stem Labs

Our STEM Labs are the items that you could use with your class at one time. These Labs include suggested activities either written by the manufacturer or designed by other teachers or the WOW! staff.

  • K’Nex DNA Activity Set
  • Biology Labs (Lab Activity Book to use with Vernier Probes)
  • Microslide Viewers (animal tissue, micrometry, tools for learning, life in the soil, nervous system, nerves and muscles, the brain)

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For these WOW! in the Classroom lessons or WOW! on Wheels materials, please visit our WOW! Teaching Tools for more activity ideas:
  • Bridges
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Coding
  • Density
  • Electricity
  • Electomagnetism
  • Force
  • Light
  • Magnets
  • Makey-Makeys
  • Microscopes
  • Newton’s Laws
  • Planes/Flight
  • Robots

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